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ROGER STONE: 'DISGUSTED' JUDGE JAILS TRUMP ALLY

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20 February 2020

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Roger Stone
has maintained all along that the case against him is politically
motivated
A judge has expressed "disgust" at US President Donald Trump's former
adviser Roger Stone, as she sentenced him to 40 months in prison.

Stone, 67, was found guilty in November on seven counts of lying to
Congress, obstruction and witness tampering.

The judge said Stone threatened her, but Mr Trump said he should be
cleared.

He is the sixth Trump aide convicted on charges linked to a justice
department inquiry that found Russian attempts to boost Mr Trump's
2016 campaign.

WHAT WAS STONE CONVICTED OF?

Stone was found guilty of lying to the House Intelligence Committee
about his attempts to contact Wikileaks, the website that released
damaging emails about Mr Trump's 2016 Democratic election rival
Hillary Clinton.

US intelligence officials have concluded the messages were stolen by
Russian hackers.

Stone will serve two years' probation after his custodial sentence. He
has also been fined $20,000 (£15,500) and must serve 250 hours of
community service.

He will not have to report to prison until the judge rules on a
pending defence appeal.

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TRUMP: 'I'D LOVE TO SEE ROGER STONE EXONERATED'

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Media captionTrump: 'I'd love to see Roger Stone exonerated'
Stone's sentence fell short of an initial seven- to nine-year
recommendation from prosecutors.

WHAT DID THE JUDGE SAY?

Speaking in her Washington DC court on Thursday, Judge Amy Berman
Jackson said Stone had engaged in "threatening and intimidating
conduct" towards her.

She said Stone "knew exactly what he was doing" when he posted an
image on social media last year of a gun's crosshairs next to her
head.

Stone had claimed he thought the crosshairs were a Celtic cross.
Image copyright Instagram Image caption Stone said he
thought the crosshairs actually depicted a Celtic cross
"This is intolerable to the rule of justice," she said. "The court
cannot just sit idly by and say 'that's just Roger being Roger.'"

Judge Jackson also said Stone "was not prosecuted for standing up for
the president, he was prosecuted for covering up for the president".

She continued: "The dismay and disgust at the defendant's belligerence
should transcend party."

* Roger Stone: Trump ally and Russia probe defendant


"At his core, Mr Stone is an insecure person who craves and recklessly
pursues attention."

She said the politics surrounding the case did not inform her ultimate
decision.

"The truth still exists. The truth still matters," she said.

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WATCH: US POLITICS IS NOT BEANBAG SAYS ROGER STONE

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Media captionWATCH: US politics is not beanbag says Roger Stone

WHAT POLITICS WAS THE JUDGE REFERRING TO?

After prosecutors last week recommended a sentence of seven to nine
years, Mr Trump tweeted that such a prison term would be "very
horrible and unfair".

The Department of Justice then swiftly said it planned to reduce the
amount of prison time sought for Stone.

* Prosecutors quit Roger Stone case over dispute


This led all four prosecutors on the case to quit, one leaving the
justice department entirely.

On Thursday, Judge Jackson called the justice department intervention
"unprecedented".
Image copyright Getty Images

WHAT DID STONE'S LAWYER SAY?

The defendant's attorney, Seth Ginsberg, said that despite his
client's image as a "dirty trickster", he was a spiritual man, devoted
to his family.

"Mr Stone is, in fact, not simply that public persona, but a human
being," he said.

Mr Ginsberg had argued that Stone should get no prison time.

Stone declined to speak at Thursday's hearing. Wearing sunglasses and
a dark fedora, he entered the courthouse flanked by his wife, family
and friends.

He walked past several protesters, one of whom shouted "traitor".

HOW DID PRESIDENT TRUMP RESPOND?

Speaking in Las Vegas, Nevada, after the sentencing, the Republican
president defended Stone.

He indicated no immediate plans to pardon Stone, but said "at some
point I'm going to make a determination".

Mr Trump said: "I'd love to see Roger exonerated, and I'd love to see
it happen because I personally think he was treated very unfairly."

"It is my strong opinion that the forewoman of the jury is totally
tainted," Mr Trump also said. "She was an anti-Trump activist."

Awaiting Stone's sentencing, Mr Trump sent a tweet that seemed to
question his ally's conviction while listing a host of perceived
enemies.

Skip Twitter post by @realDonaldTrump

> “They say Roger Stone lied to Congress.” @CNN
>  OH, I see, but so did
> Comey (and he also leaked classified information, for which almost
> everyone, other than Crooked Hillary Clinton, goes to jail for a
> long time), and so did Andy McCabe, who also lied to the FBI!
> FAIRNESS?
> — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2020


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End of Twitter post by @realDonaldTrump


WHAT DOES TRUMP MEAN BY A 'TAINTED' JURY?

Mr Trump was apparently referring to Tomeka Hart, a former Democratic
congressional candidate originally from Tennessee who has publicly
identified herself as a jury forewoman.

One of her fellow jurors has denied

bias played any part in the guilty verdict for Stone.

Stone plans an appeal on the basis of supposed juror bias.

WHO IS ROGER STONE?

Stone has worked with Republicans since the 1970s and has a tattoo of
Richard Nixon on his back.

In the 1990s, Stone worked as a lobbyist for Mr Trump's casino
business, and later helped Mr Trump's unsuccessful White House run in
2000.

According to the Netflix documentary Get Me Roger Stone, the
strategist reportedly encouraged Mr Trump to run for the presidency
again.
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Stone helped
Donald Trump in his failed bid for the presidency in 2000

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