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Judge Amy Berman Jackson Sentences Roger Stone to 3 Years, 4 Months in Prison, $20,000 Fine.  Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentenced Roger Stone to 3 years and 4 months in prison. [...] Roger Stone was also hit with a $20,000 fine. [...] Stone is still under a gag order!  And ordered to turn over his tax returns and other records. [...] Judge Jackson also gave 24 months of supervised release per each count once the sentence is served.  Roger Stone has a chance to appeal for a new trial.

Roger Stone Sentenced To 3 Years For Lying To Congress, Trump Hints At Pardon.  Former Trump associate Roger Stone has become the latest person in President Donald Trump's orbit to be sentenced for lying to congress, something that has so far not happened to any anti-Trump people who have lied to congress.  Stone was sentenced to 40 months in prison on Thursday [2/20/2020] for lying to congress and obstructing the FBI's investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in 2016 to steal the election.  Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded there was no evidence that anyone on the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, yet Stone was still charged with obstruction.

Free Roger Stone.  [Scroll down]  Just untangling what the Stone case is about can be a mindbender.  Stone publicly bragged about a direct line to WikiLeaks, then downplayed or omitted in congressional interviews his contacts with radio host and political activist Randy Credico after acknowledging he had been in touch with Jerome Corsi, a well-known conspiracy theorist.  He did not turn over to Congress these communications or a text to the Trump campaign that "the package" was coming.  No actual contacts with WikiLeaks were found, and there was nothing illegal about any of these communications, so concealing them had no point.  Stone then wrote some over-the-top texts to Credico with allusions to "The Godfather" and threatened Credico's dog.  Critically, Credico testified that he did not take these texts seriously based on his relationship with Stone.  So, the "victim" of this intimidation saw them as typical Stone hyperbole.

The Democrat Left is cruel and sadistic.  Dennis Prager, on his radio program last Friday [2/14/2020], observed that the Left is truly sadistic and cruel.  Leftists enjoy destroying those whose views they find unacceptable.  Consider the despicable and truly sadistic way they treated Brett Kavanaugh.  They concocted a plan, brought in Blasey Ford to do the deed, and went after the man with glee.  The insidious group of thugs who targeted Michael Flynn were absolutely sadistic as well.  They fabricated the crimes he was charged with out of whole cloth.  They needed to destroy the man and nearly did.  He lost his home, as did Roger Stone.  D.C. is worse than a swamp; it devours those who presume to buck its system of skullduggery in search of wealth and power.  President Trump's victory in 2016 put them all back on their heels.

Justice is Not Blind in the Roger Stone Case.  Judge Amy Berman Jackson presided over a hearing on Tuesday morning in the Roger Stone case.  Politico's Darren Samuelsohn attended and live-tweeted the hearing which was held in federal court (by teleconference). [...] According to Samuelsohn, early in the hearing, Jackson asked lawyers on both sides "if there was any legal requirement to postpone sentencing while she dealt with his new trial motion.  Neither side said there was an actual legal requirement."  Despite Stone's motion for a new trial, Jackson announced she would proceed with sentencing in the case which is scheduled for Thursday.  She added that she would "defer execution of its terms pending the outstanding questions about a new trial."

Judge refuses to delay Stone sentencing.  A federal judge on Tuesday refused to delay Roger Stone's sentencing amid the fallout over the Trump administration's decision to intervene in the case against the president's longtime ally.  The sentencing will move forward on Thursday at its originally scheduled time, the judge said, despite a new effort from Stone's defense team to get a new trial.  "I think that delaying this sentence would not be a prudent thing to do under all of the circumstances," U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson, an Obama appointee, said during a telephone conference with the two sides.

President Donald Trump Threatens To Sue 'Everyone' Over Mueller Investigation And Roger Stone Trial.  President Donald Trump threatened on Twitter Tuesday morning to sue "everyone" involved in Robert Mueller's special counsel Russia investigation and the trial of former Trump adviser Roger Stone.  "These were Mueller prosecutors, and the whole Mueller investigation was illegally set up based on a phony and now fully discredited Fake Dossier, lying and forging documents to the FISA Court, and many other things," Trump stated in relation to the former prosecutors in Stone's case.  The four prosecutors Trump referred to withdrew from Stone's case after Trump voiced displeasure over the reported 7 to 9 year sentence the Justice Department originally sought for Stone.

Roger Stone to be sentenced Thursday despite controversy, judge says.  Roger Stone will still be sentenced Thursday [2/20/2020], a federal judge said Tuesday, amid a tumultuous week that saw President Donald Trump suggest she is biased and several prosecutors quit his case after Justice Department leadership rescinded their initial sentencing recommendation.  Judge Amy Berman Jackson will still give Stone time to make challenges in his case after he is sentenced.  That means that even if the judge sentences him to jail this week, he won't be detained right away.

Obama's Corrupt AG Eric Holder Encourages DOJ Officials to Rise Up and Snitch on Bill Barr.  Obama's corrupt Attorney General Eric Holder encouraged DOJ and FBI officials NOT to resign following Bill Barr's decision to intervene in Roger Stone's sentencing.  Four of Mueller's thug prosecutors resigned last week after Bill Barr refiled their abusive sentencing memo recommending 67-year-old Roger Stone spend 7 to 9 years in prison.  The Department of Justice last week said it was "shocked" at the excessive prison term being sought by Mueller's prosecutors because it wasn't what the DOJ was initially briefed on.  "The Department was shocked to see the sentencing recommendation in the filing in the Stone case last night," the official told Fox News.  "The sentencing recommendation was not what had been briefed to the Department."  The Democrat-media complex is now attacking Barr and claiming the DOJ is in crisis.

Judge refuses to delay Stone sentencing.  A federal judge on Tuesday [2/18/2020] refused to delay Roger Stone's sentencing amid the fallout over the Trump administration's decision to intervene in the case against the president's longtime ally.  The sentencing will move forward on Thursday at its originally scheduled time, the judge said, despite a new effort from Stone's defense team to get a new trial.  "I think that delaying this sentence would not be a prudent thing to do under all of the circumstances," U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson, an Obama appointee, said during a telephone conference with the two sides.

It's All Trump's Fault.  The Justice Department seeks to put a non-violent, first-time offender away for the better part of a decade for misleading Congress, which the president rightly thinks is a bit harsh.  Suddenly, there is a crisis of confidence in the justice system and outrage ensues.  "How dare the president try to pervert justice?!?!" they cried.  Perhaps they would have preferred Donald Trump simply said prosecutors "acted stupidly," or if he's had an elderly son he'd look like Roger Stone?  For having the same thought, the Washington Post declared the Attorney General to be the president's "wingman" rather than someone interested in actual justice.  Not mentioned: when Barack Obama's AG literally called himself the president's wingman.  (Honestly, it's like these journalists didn't follow the news or history didn't exist between 2009 and 2017.)

Roger Stone case is about the left wanting to send political enemies to jail.  We've chronicled pretty extensively on this show how our leaders in Washington suddenly seem deeply sympathetic to people ensnared in our criminal justice system.  An awful lot of criminals are getting out of prison early these days or not going at all.  This is compassionate, they tell us, and it may be.  Yet somehow, those same compassionate impulses don't seem to extend to Roger Stone, one of President Trump's oldest advisers.  Stone was convicted of lying during Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.  In the end, Mueller couldn't find collusion between the Trump 2016 election campaign and Russia, but Justice Department prosecutors recommended to the sentencing judge that Stone should get seven to nine years in prison.

NSA Whistleblower Binney Says There Was No Russian Hack, as Stone Prosecution Claims.  Bill Binney, a 32 year National Security Agency expert, has made a sworn declaration that Wiki-leaks did not receive stolen data from the Russian government, intrinsic metadata shows that the data in question was put on a thumb drive and physically taken from the DNC.  National File received a copy of the three page sworn declaration made by leading intelligence community expert Binney for Roger Stone, in which he makes a convincing case that neither Russia nor any other foreign country hacked the DNC emails during the 2016 Presidential election.  In the testimony, Binney, a 32-year National Security Agency expert, says that Wiki-leaks did not receive stolen data from the Russian government.  Rather, intrinsic metadata shows that the data in questions was put on a thumb drive and physically taken from the DNC.

Juror 1261 in Roger Stone's case:  Was justice undone?  Juror 1261, we now know, was Tomeka Hart.  Her identity would have remained publicly unknown except for a public statement she made after the Department of Justice (DOJ) rescinded its initial sentencing recommendation for Trump confidant Roger Stone.  In the midst of the firestorm of allegations of political interference, Hart disclosed that she was the foreperson on the Stone jury and gave a full-throated defense of the trial prosecutors:  "It pains me to see the DOJ now interfere with the hard work of the prosecutors."  That statement led many people to Google her name, and what they found was a litany of postings not only hostile to President Trump and his administration but also specifically commenting on Stone and his arrest — before she ever appeared for jury duty.

DC Law.  [Scroll down]  Following the resignation of the prosecutors who were overruled, Tomeka Hart tweeted support for them and independent journalist Mike Cernovich searched her Twitter feeds, which revealed contrary to her statements at voir dire that she "didn't pay that close attention" to the probe and that Stone's connection to President Trump would "absolutely not" color her views of him, she had regularly commented on the collusion probe, demonstrated extreme bias against Trump and his supporters, all of whom she called racists, and immediately upon Stone's conviction tweeted hearts and fist bumps. [...] There are demands that the judge who heard the case, Amy Berman Jackson (an Obama appointee whom many have contended displayed bias in the Manafort and other matters), now release all the questionnaires of the entire jury panel.  Stone has filed a motion for a new trial (which Berman, who has a penchant for requiring secrecy in this proceeding) demanded be filed under seal.( Berman not only forbade Stone from publicly speaking out during the trial, she even filed a sealed contempt motion against a Gateway Pundit reporter for his work on the Stone jury selection process.  He noted that the judge and prosecutors laughed off defense objections of potential jurors with Democratic party connections while she agreed with prosecutors to remove a potential juror who three decades earlier had a small role in the Reagan for President campaign.)

Roger Stone demands a New trial after jury foreperson was revealed to be anti-Trump Democrat.  Roger Stone demanded a retrial late Friday in a dramatic new twist in his prosecution, after the jury foreperson was revealed to be an anti-Donald Trump Democratic Congressional candidate who posted about Stone's arrest before his case.  Stone filed a sealed motion which the Department of Justice must respond to on Tuesday, two days before he was supposed to be sentenced.  The Washington Post reported that the motion was a request for a retrial, which is his second attempt at overcoming the outcome of his trial.

Stone Case Exposes the Arrogance of the Administrative State.  With the latest news surrounding the Roger Stone case and the press to send him to jail for nine years, we can apparently now add the Fourth and Sixth Amendments to the growing list of our constitutional rights flying out the window.  Stone's sentencing, the definition of cruel and unusual punishment for a first-time offender on a process crime, is the latest episode in an ongoing series where liberal fanatics use their power to punish political opponents, the rule of law [notwithstanding].

Roger Stone Juror Could Serve Jail Time if it's Determined She Lied About Bias, Napolitano Says.  Andrew Napolitano, who is hardly a cheerleader for Team Trump, told Tucker Carlson Thursday evening that Tomeka Hart, the woman who served as foreperson on the jury during Roger Stone's trial, could face jail time if it's determined she lied about her bias when she was selected to serve on the jury.  Stone was convicted of seven counts of making false statements, witness tampering and obstruction, but Hart, a former Democratic congressional candidate, is rabidly anti-Trump and had no business being on the jury, let alone foreperson.

'She Probably Would Serve Jail Time If She Lied': Judge Napolitano Says Roger Stone Juror 'Must Have Hidden' Bias.  The jury foreperson in Roger Stone's trial probably hid her bias, Judge Andrew Napolitano told Fox News host Tucker Carlson.  Napolitano appeared Thursday [2/13/2020] on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" to discuss revelations that Tomeka Hart, who led the jury that convicted Stone on seven counts of making false statements, witness tampering and obstruction, may have been biased against Stone from the outset.  [Video clip]

Spygate: The Villains Aren't the Victims.  The recent resignations of four Department of Justice prosecutors, because their wholly disproportionate, excessive, and — yes — political sentencing recommendation of seven to nine years in prison for nonviolent offender Roger Stone was countermanded by their superiors in the department, is a case in point.  While Stone was convicted of process crimes of making false statements and witness tampering (unrelated to any actual underlying crime), make no mistake, this near miscarriage of justice by some of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's "dream teamers" wasn't blind:  the initial seven-to-nine year sentencing recommendation was precisely because of Roger Stone's status as a confidant to President Trump.

Major Controversy Erupts Over Undisclosed Alleged Bias Of Foreperson In Stone Trial.  There is an interesting new controversy developing around the trial of Roger Stone.  This one does not focus on the sentencing of Stone but his trial.  New information has emerged that the foreperson of the trial has a long history of highly critical postings against President Donald Trump and his administration.  Former Memphis City Schools Board President Tomeka Hart recently went public with her support of the prosecutors who resigned from the case.  However, there are now questions of why Hart was allowed on the jury, let alone made the foreperson given her highly critical view of Trump and his associates before being called for jury service.  Not only has Hart called Trump supporters like Stone racists but she celebrated a protest that projected profanities on the Trump hotel with the words "Gotta Love It."

There Is No Roger Stone Firestorm.  There's Just Angry Democrats.  The Story:  The Department of Justice suggested, via a sentencing memo, that colorful character and former President Donald Trump political adviser Roger Stone receive seven to nine years in jail for lying to Congress. [...] The Reality:  The DOJ wanted seven to nine years for Stone for lying to Congress.  Rational people know that sentence is insane.  Trump said so.  The DOJ rejected the memo and reduced the sentence.  Also reality:  Democrats are screaming about this because they lost the impeachment battle, and need another way to attack Trump in an election year.  Also, also reality:  Media is more than happy to amplify the anti-Trump narrative, even if it's not true.  I'll leave to the plethora of breathless media reports the details of the original sentencing memo.  The seven to nine years, as has been learned, was on the highest possible end for the crime.

Eyes Continue to Turn Toward Mueller's Goons.  It's pretty clear that the four prosecutors who resigned in a huff after DoJ retracted and replaced their vindictive sentencing recommendation were part of a set-up, and Rep. Nunes's remarks indicate that much, much more about Mueller's prosecutors will become public in the weeks ahead.

Roger Stone jury reportedly stacked with leftist activists; Obama-appointed judge allegedly ignored.  New findings strongly suggest that, thanks in part to left-wing Judge Amy Berman Jackson, convicted former Trump campaign official and longtime political consultant Roger Stone's guilt wasn't determined last year by an unbiased jury but rather by one stocked with partisan left-wing operatives.  Among the alleged operatives was former Tennessee Democrat congressional candidate Tomeka Hart, a far-left activist who'd been posting negative stories about President Donald Trump and his alleged (and since-debunked) Russian collusion crimes to social media long before she was selected to serve on Stone's jury last November.

Political Bias of Lead Stone Juror EXPOSED, Nets Respond With Blackout.  Tameka Hart, the forewoman in the federal trial against Roger Stone, was exposed on Wednesday by Daily Caller investigative reporter Chuck Ross for once being a Democratic candidate for Congress, on top of being a staunch anti-Trump opponent.  While the story continued to spread online, the liberal broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) tried to hide the revelation from their viewers.  On Thursday, the networks continued to insist (via obsession) that the only controversy with the case was Attorney General William Barr requesting a shorter incarceration period than what prosecutors were demanding.  A simple review of Hart's Twitter account proves how politically motivated she was by far-left politics.  In October of last year, she took President Trump's strong condemnation of Turkey's dictator and suggested our President was the real "devil."  And other deep dives of her social media history show much of the same.

Ex-acting AG Whitaker on Stone juror controversy:  Reversing verdict 'hard but not impossible'.  Former Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said Thursday he was concerned by the controversy surrounding the jury forewoman in Republican political consultant Roger Stone's federal trial, in which Stone was convicted of charges that include intimidating a witness and lying to Congress.  "Once a juror is corrupt or has a bias, the whole system falls apart," Whitaker said.  "Really, I think we should be concerned about jurors — especially here, unfortunately, in the District of Columbia [where Stone's trial was heard] where they kind of game the system and have biases that they aren't willing to admit."

Trump Charges the Liberal Hacks' Latest Ambush.  Let's forget all that and pretend his conviction was legit rather than another seedy attempt by Hillary-loving bureaucrats to get at Trump via his associates.  That's a lot of disbelief to suspend, but go with it.  Okay, the sentencing memo gives the government's perspective on the appropriate sentence based on such factors as the sentencing guidelines, the effect of the crime, the prior crimes of the convict, and other factors like age.  For these non-violent offenses by a first-time offender of age 67, which caused zero harm, and were related to the "collusion" that even Mueller's pack of scummy Democrats were forced to admit was a lie, you would expect somewhere from a few months to a couple of years in Club Fed.  And apparently that's what the persecutors briefed to their bosses, because in a high-vis case like this, flunky attorneys brief their bosses at the DOJ.  These hacks instead asked for 7 to 9 years.  Literally no one on earth could say in good faith that was remotely appropriate for this case.

Why A Nine-Year Prison Sentence For Roger Stone Is Insane.  Roger Stone went to trial and lost.  As a result, he's likely going to be sentenced to some jail time.  The question is, how much jail time is appropriate in his case?  Federal sentencing has two components.  The first is the statutory range (what's provided for by the statute — e.g., five to 40 years).  Here, two of the crimes for which Stone was convicted (obstructing a congressional investigation and false statements to Congress) provide for a sentence of zero to five years, and the third (witness tampering) provides for a sentence of zero to 20 years.  The second component of federal sentencing is the Federal Sentencing Guidelines issued by the U.S. Sentencing Commission.

The Newest Democrat Scheme to 'Get' the President.  You didn't really think that the Democrats would stand down after failing to Impeach the President, did you?  Two of their manufactured grandiose schemes have crashed and burned:  Russia collusion and Ukraine quid pro quo.  They have moved on to yet another false narrative that they hope will succeed under the rubric of a "cover-up," retaliation, and political corruption of the DoJ.  A set-up associated with the latter item is well underway.  Trump associate Roger Stone was convicted of three non-violent crimes:  obstruction, making false statements, and witness tampering in a high-profile trial run by prosecutors from the Mueller team whose real target was, of course, President Trump.  Those prosecutors vindictively sought a maximum sentencing of 7-9 years for those offenses, which recommendation was filed on Monday.  In a dramatic reversal, the acting chief of the criminal division in the DC US Attorney's Office issued a new memo recommending reduced sentencing more in line with DoJ guidelines.

CNN Busted for Leaving Out Critical Information About Roger Stone Juror.  CNN broke a story on Wednesday [2/12/2020] about the foreperson from the Roger Stone jury coming out in defense of the four prosecutors who'd quit after senior DOJ officials called the sentence they were recommending in the case excessive and pulled back the recommendation.  A senior DOJ official said that the prosecutors recommendation of 7-9 years was not what had been previously discussed with DOJ leadership and they thought a more moderate sentence was going to be recommended.  CNN trumpeted her remarks in support of the prosecutors in an article, "Stone juror says she 'stands with' the prosecutors."  The article highlighted her Facebook post, that she wanted to "stand up" for the prosecutors who withdrew.

Obama Interposed His Opinion in Hillary Clinton Case While Investigation Was Ongoing, But Dems Said Nothing.  For starters, is there anyone that thinks that Roger Stone would have been prosecuted at all but for the vendetta to hang convictions on folks next to Trump?  Did he get a raw deal with the recommendation of 7-9 years for a first offense which was non-violent?  It sure sounds like it, as Trey Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor, has noted.  Trump was making a comment on a proposed recommendation, that he thought it was excessive.  He doesn't have power over the ultimate sentence nor does the DOJ.  Let's go back and look at what Barack Obama said and did during the investigation into Hillary Clinton.  He actually interposed himself, basically declaring her innocent while the investigation was still ongoing.

Coup Plotters Fear the Quickening.  The mood on the set of MSNBC was grim.  Rachel Maddow fought back tears of rage.  Brian Williams struggled to make sense of it all.  A former U.S. senator flailed her arms in frustration and indignation. [...] Maddow and company's hysterics centered around the news that Attorney General William Barr had intervened to reduce an egregious sentencing recommendation against Roger Stone, a former Trump confidant convicted of five counts of lying to Congress, one count of witness-tampering, and one count of obstruction of justice.  (Otherwise known as a day at the office for California congressman and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff.)

Why Does 'Never Trump' National Review Want Roger Stone to Die in Prison?  When they're not running pro-Pete Buttigieg, "End the Electoral College" advertisements, the National Review is taking uninformed potshots at Trump world.  This time, predictably, it's Roger Stone.  Kevin Williamson, the author of the article entitled "Roger Stone Deserves a Severe Punishment", has repugnant form in trashing Trump supporters and ordinary Americans as a whole.

Troubling Revelations About Roger Stone Jury Foreperson and She Wasn't the Only One With Issues.  [Scroll down]  But the big news wasn't Tomeka Hart's support for the prosecutors, but how she was ever was able to be on the jury, to begin with, given her background and anti-Trump social media posts.  According to the Daily Caller, Hart actually ran for Congress as a Democrat. [...] That should have been enough.  But there was much more.  She had many anti-Trump social media posts, even in regard to the Mueller investigation and even during the Stone trial, according to Fox News.  The social media posts were first found by Mike Cernovich.

Jury Foreman In Roger Stone Case Was Trump-Hating Russia Collusion Hoaxer.  Social media posts from the lead juror in the Roger Stone trial, who is "standing up" for the four prosecutors who withdrew from the case this week, reveal she was a perpetuator of the grand Russian collusion conspiracy theory in addition to showing an obvious bias against Stone.  In March of 2019, Tomeka Hart tweeted about the Mueller indictments which, at the time, included Stone.  "Ignoring the numerous indictments, guilty pleas, and convictions of people in 45's inner-circle, some Republicans are asserting that the Mueller investigation was a waste of time because he hasn't found evidence," Hart wrote on Twitter sharing from a now-deleted Facebook post.

Lead Juror In Roger Stone Case Ran For Congress As A Democrat In 2012.  A former Democratic congressional candidate whose social media accounts are replete with criticism of President Donald Trump came forward Wednesday as the foreperson on the jury that convicted longtime GOP operative Roger Stone at a trial in November 2019.  According to multiple news reports, Tomeka Hart revealed her role on the jury in a Facebook post supporting the four prosecutors who withdrew from the Stone case Tuesday in protest over a revision in a sentencing recommendation for the GOP operative.  "I have kept my silence for months.  Initially, it was for my safety.  Then, I decided to remain silent out of fear of politicizing the matter," Hart wrote on Facebook, adding:  "But I can't keep quiet any longer."

Judge Nap on revelations of biased juror against Roger Stone: 'Automatic trigger for a new trial'.  Andrew Napolitano believes President Donald Trump's former adviser, Roger Stone, should get a new trial.  The Fox News senior judicial analyst has known Stone for over four decades but said that has no bearing on the fact that the long-time Trump ally is "absolutely entitled" to a new trial in light of an "inherent bias" from a jury member.

Lest we forget, the Stone jury was stacked, his arrest was a violent takedown.  As we reported last November, the Stone jury was one not of his peers and Judge Amy Berman kept almost every one of them.  Republican operative and television personality, author, and radio host, Roger Stone had a jury pool that came from an electorate who despises his friend and boss, President Trump.  The U.S. District Court in Washington chooses jury pools strictly from deepest-blue D.C. boundaries, otherwise known to many as the "swamp."  The Constitution's Sixth Amendment mandates an "impartial jury" of one's peers.  His 12 jurors were not a jury of Mr. Stone's peers as it turned out, and they weren't impartial.

Trump and Barr are playing rope-a-dope with Dems on Stone sentencing.  Because they are obsessed (and deranged with TDS), Democrats are utterly predictable in their reactions to the statements and actions of President Trump and his key allies like A.G. Barr.  Taking to Twitter with his public objection to the harsh sentence recommendation for Roger Stone, handed down by the four prosecutors who obtained a guilty verdict, President Trump knew that Democrats would react hysterically.  Sure enough, they have taken the bait.

Devin Nunes hints that Robert Mueller's team will be exposed soon.  With impeachment receding in his rearview mirror, and with the Democrat party fielding the weakest and most socialist crop of candidates since 1972, President Trump is feeling his oats.  No wonder, then, that he's got Bill Barr's Justice Department working overtime to drain the swamp.  In a recent interview with Lou Dobbs, Nunes suggested that the same attorneys who apparently railroaded the Roger Stone trial and then pressed for a seven- to nine-year sentence for Stone's first-time, nonviolent, generic D.C. offenses will soon find themselves in the hot seat.

5 Times Barack Obama Protected His Allies from Justice and Democrats Didn't Care.  It was expected that Democrats would be up in arms over the news that the Justice Department retracted and rewrote Roger Stone's sentencing recommendation memo, but once again I find myself astonished by the rank hypocrisy of Democrats.  But before I get into that, I think it's worth mentioning that the prosecution of Stone and, quite frankly, the sentencing, was excessive.  The prosecutors, many of whom were part of the Russian collusion hoax investigation team of Mueller, literally ordered a pre-dawn raid on Stone's home in Florida, complete with a CNN detail ready to cover the event for the country to watch as it unfolded.  The recommendations for sentencing were completely absurd.  Violent criminals, including rapists, get less time than what they were recommending for Stone.

Roger Stone jury foreperson's anti-Trump social media posts surface after she defends DOJ prosecutors.  Former Memphis City Schools Board President Tomeka Hart revealed Wednesday that she was the foreperson of the jury that convicted former Trump adviser Roger Stone on obstruction charges last year — and soon afterward, her history of Democratic activism and a string of her anti-Trump, left-wing social media posts came to light.  Hart even posted specifically about the Stone case before she voted to convict, as she retweeted an argument mocking those who considered Stone's dramatic arrest in a predawn raid by a federal tactical team to be excessive force.  She also suggested President Trump and his supporters are racist and praised the investigation conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, which ultimately led to Stone's prosecution.

Dems demand Barr's resignation amid Stone sentence storm.  Barely a week after President Trump was acquitted in his Senate impeachment trial, a new administration controversy has Democrats demanding investigations and even the resignation of his top law enforcement official.  Lawmakers, including Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Richard Blumenthal, called on Attorney General Bill Barr to resign, while the House Judiciary Committee announced Wednesday it'll grill Barr during a March 31 hearing over his handling of the sentencing of former Trump confidant Roger Stone, among other issues.

AG William Barr to testify before Democrat-led House Judiciary Committee.  Attorney General William Barr has agreed to testify before the Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee at the end of March after rebuffing requests to appear before the panel for the past year.  The deal came as Democrats, including Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, of Manhattan, had raised alarm this week over Barr's interceding in the sentencing recommendation for former Trump political operative Roger Stone, who was convicted by special prosecutors in Washington, DC, last year and was facing up to nine years behind bars.  "We are writing to confirm your agreement to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on March 31, 2020," Nadler and the 22 other Democratic members of the panel said in a letter to Barr on Wednesday [2/12/2020].

Here They Go Again:  Pelosi to Launch New Investigation into Trump.  Just when you thought America's long impeachment drama was over and behind us, the Democrats have begun the process to do it again.  While most of us believed they would try to repeat impeachment, we thought it would start in the second term and not a mere week after Trump was acquitted the first time.  But Nancy Pelosi is hot under the collar about Trump tweeting about the absurdly long sentence that Deep State prosecutors suggested for Roger Stone.  The president tweeted out a storm of criticism when the news broke that prosecutors were recommending nine years in prison.

Comey Blasts Barr's Decision to Intervene in Roger Stone's Excessive Sentencing.  Fired FBI Director James Comey blasted Barr's decision to intervene on the abusive and excessive Roger Stone sentencing recommendation handed down by Mueller's crooked prosecutors.  Federal Prosecutors on Monday [2/10/2020] recommended Trump confidante Roger Stone serve 7-9 years in prison for process crimes during the Mueller witch hunt.  Mueller's prosecutors lied to the DOJ during a briefing about Roger Stone's sentencing memo.  So in a rare move, the Department of Justice backed down from its abusive sentencing recommendation for Roger Stone.

Unfortunately, A Corrupt Group of Politically Focused DOJ Lawyers Isn't The Only Issue.  Four of Robert Mueller's special counsel prosecutors strategically and purposefully resigned their positions yesterday in an attempt to create a political narrative against U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr — through a ridiculous Roger Stone sentencing memorandum.  In a subsequent interview with Lou Dobbs, House Intel Committee ranking member Devin Nunes noted the activity of Mueller's 19 lawyers was likely to come under scrutiny now, as people start to ask common sense questions.  [Ex. [sic] what were these DOJ lawyers doing for over two years if there was zero evidence of any Trump-Russia collusion?]  However, I would draw attention to an even more troubling issue that media pretend not to even notice. [...]

Nunes: Departed Stone prosecutors are tip of iceberg, we're about to 'unpeel the onion' of Mueller team's web of lies.  Republican Devin Nunes warned that the layers of lies have unraveled in the putrid onion that was Robert Mueller's investigation of the failed Russia-collusion hoax.  Congressman Nunes told Fox Business host Lou Dobbs that Americans will soon learn the disturbing depths of deceit and corruption perpetrated by the Mueller team to promote the Russia-collusion hoax.  "The lawyers that stepped aside today who made the seven-to-nine-year recommendation [against Roger Stone] — we believe that this is not going to be the only example," Nunes said.

All four federal prosecutors in Roger Stone case resign after DOJ insists on lower sentencing recommendation.  No one can stop Trump from handing out corrupt pardons to his sleazy cronies but a prosecutor can and should refuse to revisit what he believes is the proper sentencing recommendation just because it gave the president the sads.  People should keep resigning until Bill Barr himself has to go into court and inform the judge personally that he's been notified by a tweet that the original sentence was too harsh.  Ed speculated this morning that Stone (and Mike Flynn, and probably Paul Manafort) will be pardoned shortly after the election.  I disagree.  I used to think Trump would wait until after the election but now I think he's going to do this soon, possibly before the month is out.

Mueller Prosecutors May Have Lied To DOJ About Stone Prison Sentence Recommendation.  Prosecutors in charge of the federal case against Roger Stone may have lied to the Department of Justice about their lengthy prison sentence recommendation for Stone, according to a new report.  Fox News reported earlier today that DOJ was blindsided by the formal recommendation from operatives tapped by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller that Stone be sentenced to up to nine years in prison.  A source told Fox that the sentence recommendation was "extreme, excessive, and grossly disproportionate" to Stone's crimes.  "The Department was shocked to see the sentencing recommendation in the filing in the Stone case last night," the DOJ official reportedly told Fox.  "The sentencing recommendation was not what had been briefed to the Department."

DOJ expected to scale back Roger Stone's 'extreme' sentencing recommendation: official.  The Justice Department is preparing to change its sentencing recommendation for Roger Stone after top brass were "shocked" at the stiff prison term initially being sought, according to a senior DOJ official.  Federal prosecutors had recommended that Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentence Stone to between 87 and 108 months in prison for his conviction on seven counts of obstruction, witness tampering, and making false statements to Congress on charges that stemmed from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.

Department of Justice abandons demand to jail Roger Stone for nine years after Trump slams it as a 'miscarriage of justice'.  President Donald Trump on Tuesday denied asking his attorney general to roll back prosecutors' recommendation that longtime advisor Roger Stone face serious jail time — after the Justice Department did a sudden 180-degree turn in court and every prosecutor on the case quit.  The Department of Justice dramatically reversed its demand to jail Stone for up to nine years in a move announced Tuesday — hours after Donald Trump slammed it on Twitter as a 'miscarriage of justice.'  The reversal prompted the extraordinary decision by three experienced federal prosecutors to remove themselves from the case — with one resigning his position with the government entirely.

The Government's Continued Persecution Of Roger Stone.  The victory by President Trump and his team over the impeachment-pursuing Democrats was complete, and devastating.  However, missing from the celebratory activities last week was one of Trump's strongest, most consistent, and most loyal supporters — Roger Stone.  Stone remains silenced under a federal court gag order that prevents him from publicly discussing anything about his conviction last November, even as he awaits sentencing for up to 25 years on February 20th.  His case has been described as the last "loose end remaining from the Mueller investigation."  More accurately, it is the "last travesty of the Mueller investigation."  The one thing people might remember from the government's prosecution of Stone probably would be the massive, pre-dawn SWAT raid on his Ft. Lauderdale home on January 25, 2019.  The reason this incident may be the only aspect of Stone's case at all familiar to the public is because the government apparently notified CNN in advance of the raid so as to ensure it produced sufficient coverage to paint the 67-year old political consultant as dangerous and a "flight risk."

Prosecutors recommend seven to nine years in prison for Roger Stone.  Federal prosecutors are recommending Roger Stone receive a prison sentence of seven to nine years for witness tampering and lying to Congress.  The 26-page sentencing memorandum, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Monday, asks that Stone, a former associate of President Trump, serve 87 to 108 months in prison.  The 67-year-old Republican operative was found guilty on seven charges last November following a two-week trial based on his actions during and after the 2016 presidential election.

Enough Calm, Where's the Storm?  Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, deep within the seditious coup, fired by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions, supposedly under investigation, got a nice gig as a CNN contributor.  Despite McCabe being one of the point men in spying on the Trump campaign, the Department of Justice has, "No immediate plans to prosecute former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe."  Compare McCabe's treatment by the Justice Department to that of a Trump campaign advisor.  "Republican operative Roger Stone was found guilty Friday [11/15/2019] of all seven counts against him, including witness tampering and making false statements."  According to the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General, McCabe gave, "False testimony under oath to the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility."  Stone make false statements to the FBI and faces 20 years in prison.  McCabe makes false statements to the FBI and becomes a cable news talking head.  Some storm.  It's a promotion for McCabe, and prison for Stone.

Trump puts finger on the travesty of throwing Roger Stone in the can.  Roger Stone, the all-around political operator long considered a "boogie man" to Democrats, got his, in another string of process crimes, and now faces 50 years in prison.

Roger Stone Reportedly Fears He Could Be 'Epsteined' in Prison.  President Donald Trump's longtime confidant Roger Stone was convicted on Friday [11/15/2019] on all seven counts against him in his federal trial.  Roger Stone now fears he will be "Epsteined" in prison.  Stone was found guilty in Washington, D.C., federal court of process crimes that include witness tampering and making false statements.

Conviction of Roger Stone is the "tipping point for tyranny" as Americans realize the whole system is rigged.  Yes, while the dirtiest, most corrupt, most treasonous criminals in America go free, Roger Stone is going to be sentenced to essentially life in prison for the non-crime of mis-remembering something while talking to federal prosecutors.  This is called a "process crime," and it's the same kind of non-crime that federal prosecutors routinely use when they want to criminalize someone who hasn't committed any real crime.  But real crimes are exactly what the deep state spy machine committed against President Trump and his allies as an effort to carry out a coordinated political coup against the United States of America.  Yet to this day, not a single treasonous criminal has been arrested or indicted.

Tucker Carlson Exposes Obama Judge Who Is [Dealing Unfairly with] Roger Stone.  Two things are patently obvious in the federal government's case against long-time GOP operative Roger Stone:  [#1] He's going to be convicted of "lying to Congress," and [#2] he'll spend the rest of his life in jail, without a pardon from President Trump.  Tucker Carlson make that very clear without really saying those words during his Wednesday evening [11/6/2019] program, as he ticked off one example after another about how the system is so stacked against Stone there's no way he's going to get a fair trial.  The biggest reason why is the federal judge overseeing the case:  Obama appointee Amy Berman Jackson, who is blatantly biased against Stone and against President Trump to the point where she doesn't even try to hide it.

Russian Hack or CrowdStrike Ruse?  Robert Mueller may live to regret indicting Roger Stone.  Stone is the long-time Republican political operative who made headlines in January when he was hauled out of his home by a squad of FBI agents adorned in tactical gear and carrying M4 rifles.  The ostentatious display of force seemed made for television.  And as luck — or more likely, leak — would have it, CNN just happened to be on hand with cameras ready to film Mueller's predawn military raid to arrest Stone, a 66-year-old charged with purely non-violent crimes who'd already indicated he was ready and willing to turn himself in.

Roger Stone Invokes Fifth Amendment On Nadler Document Requests.  Conservative operative Roger Stone is invoking his Fifth Amendment privilege and refusing House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler's request for documents in a far-reaching probe aimed at investigating President Donald Trump and his associates.  "On the advice of counsel, Mr. Stone will not produce the documents requested by the House Committee on the Judiciary," Stone's attorney wrote to Nadler in a letter reviewed by The Daily Caller, adding, "whether the documents requested by the House Committee on the Judiciary exist or not, they are subject to a Fifth Amendment claim."

New Attorney General Needs To Clean House.  After almost two years, nothing has been discovered to link President Trump to Russian collusion.  There is no smoking gun, no evidence, yet the Special Counsel's office has been busy charging a variety of Trump associates with crimes that extend into their past and deal with other activities such as lying to the FBI or Congress.  During the tenure of Mueller as Special Counsel, his office's methods have been thuggish to say the least.  For example, it has shocked and appalled Americans to learn that Mueller sent FBI agents to arrive at pre-dawn to raid the homes of Paul Manafort and, more recently, Roger Stone.  These are the tactics used to arrest drug lords and terrorists, not political consultants who are not a threat to flee the country or a danger to their fellow Americans.

Court Documents Reveal Special Counsel's Office Illegally Leaked Stone Indictment To CNN.  A court filing from Roger Stone's attorneys documents how CNN was in possession of a sealed indictment long before the court ordered it to be released.  For weeks, we have been hearing CNN claim again and again that their presence at Stone's home ahead of the FBI's pre-dawn raid was a combination of "luck" and good reporting.  They have since built on that fairy-tale, describing their propagandist filming of Stone's arrest the result of watching "unusual grand jury activity" in the days leading up to January 25th.

Dramatic Footage Shows Heavily Armed Agents Arresting Roger Stone.  There has been considerable discussion about the ridiculously over-aggressive manner in which the FBI conducted the arrest of 67-year-old Roger Stone.  Now video is surfacing showing just how over-the-top it was.

Roger Stone:  Mueller's End Game is Hillary Clinton as President.  Former Donald Trump campaign advisor and long-time Republican operative Roger Stone claims the Mueller investigation's ultimate goal is to get Hillary Clinton into the White House.  Stone made the wild accusation during an exclusive interview with Sean Hannity Monday night.  In his version of events, the special counsel will seek "hopped-up" charges against President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence with the ultimate goal of installing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi as the new leader of the free world.

Roger Stone's lawyer offers proof CNN is in bed with FBI.  Documentation was released yesterday [2/4/2019], reportedly from Roger Stone's lawyer, that claims that CNN didn't just happen upon Mr. Stone's home right before a 29-person FBI team raided it and took him into custody based on a "gut instinct," as the FBI claimed.  The letter was produced by Mr. Stone's lawyer, Grant Smith, who sent it to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees.  It details a frightening tale of CNN acting on behalf of the FBI in regard to the continual Russia probe.

Documents Show CNN Was Tipped Off on Roger Stone Arrest by 29 FBI Armed Agents — Leaked by Deep State!.  CNN's camera crew allegedly arrived at Stone's residence a whole hour before the raid and CNN's Sara Murray provided Stone's attorney with a draft copy of the indictment in an early morning communique to confirm the FBI raid and arrest.  CNN was the only camera crew on the scene of the FBI raid on Roger Stone's home.  While CNN has spent an entire week claiming their presence at the FBI raid on Stone's South Florida home was a combination of luck and hard work, this evidence proves that their "source" was indeed the Office of the Special Counsel, who colluded with the notoriously anti-Trump news network to produce a propaganda broadcast of the arrest that is reminiscent of the Nazi era tactics of the Gestapo and propaganda ministry lead by Joseph Goebbels.

An American Nightmare.  Last Friday, on a quiet residential street at 6 in the morning, the neighborhood exploded in light, noise and terror.  Seventeen SUVs and two armored vehicles arrived in front of one house.  Each vehicle had sirens blaring and lights flashing.  The house, which abutted a canal, was soon surrounded by 29 government agents, each wearing military garb, each carrying a handgun and most carrying high-powered automatic rifles.  In the canal were two amphibious watercraft, out of which more heavily armed government agents came.  Circling above all this was a helicopter equipped with long-range precision weaponry and high-powered spotlights.  Four agents approached the front door to the house.  Two held a battering ram, and two pointed their rifles at the door.  One of the agents shouted and banged on the front door until the terrified owner of the house emerged, barefoot and wearing shorts and a T-shirt.  He was greeted in the dark at his open front door by two rifle barrels aimed at his head.

Mueller's Danse Macabre At Arrest of Stone.  Sending 29 FBI agents in bullet-proof protective gear and brandishing submachine guns at 6 a.m. to the house where Mr. Stone — who is 66 and does not own a firearm — lives with his wife, two dogs, and three cats, to effect another shakedown arrest for alleged untruths uttered by Mr. Stone to a congressional committee since Mr. Mueller was installed in his totalitarian sinecure, was disgusting and un-American.  The charges could have been laid — and if there is the slightest truth to them, should have been laid — by contacting Mr. Stone's lawyer during normal business hours and asking him to produce his client for charging and processing.

Roger Stone case:  Mueller has 'voluminous and complex' evidence.  Special counsel Robert Mueller said federal prosecutors have evidence that is "both voluminous and complex" in the case against a longtime associate of President Trump.  "It is composed of multiple hard drives containing several terabytes of information," wrote prosecutors in a court filing Thursday [1/31/2019], asking the federal judge overseeing the case against Roger Stone to designate it as complex.  That includes banking financial records and communications taken from iCloud and email accounts, as well as cellphones, computers, and hard drives.

Police State Update:  FBI Seized All of Roger Stone's Years of Contacts During Pre-Dawn Raid — Likely to Be Leaked to DNC.  The Mueller Deep State with help from the police state FBI stormed conservative activist and author Roger Stone's home last Friday in a predawn raid.  As The Gateway Pundit was first to report — the FBI Mueller raid on Roger Stone included more armed agents than the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.  The Deep State had amphibious team in the water and an helicopter in the sky during the arrest.  The US is now a police state. [...] The US DOJ can never be trusted.  These are police state tactics.

Mueller, An Odd Hero for the Lawless Left.  Last Friday [1/25/2019], card-carrying members of the ACLU cheered as the FBI conducted a pre-dawn raid of the home of a political operative who stands accused of laughably non-violent offenses — mainly, just lying to Congress.  But since Roger Stone once worked for Trump and qualifies as an odious political enemy, liberals didn't mind Mueller's overkill, which is his latest straining attempt to make his investigation look weightier than it actually is.  On his supposed mandate, Mueller continues to spin his wheels.  He didn't charge Stone with any acts of collusion or uncover any direct contact between Stone and WikiLeaks, which isn't even a Russian government entity anyways.

Can We Give James Clapper The Roger Stone Treatment Yet?  Whether you are a Democrat, Republican or politically unaffiliated — whether you think that Robert Mueller's probe is a "witch hunt" or an investigation needed to save the republic — you should be outraged at the way Roger Stone was treated by the Department of Justice and the FBI.  I have no idea whether Mr. Stone is guilty of some or all of the seven counts contained in his indictment. [...] None of these counts, however, involve allegations of violent behavior.  None of these allegations justify the show of massive force against Stone and his wife at the crack of dawn.  Let's assume that Stone is guilty as charged on all seven counts:  was there a need for the FBI to conduct its raid in this manner?

CNN Hid Images and Video of Roger Stone's 72-Year-Old Wife Being Dragged Out of Home Barefoot and In Nightgown.  On Monday Roger Stone told Judge Napolitano in a FOX Nation interview that his 72-year-old wife was also forced to stand outside barefoot and in her nightgown.  For some strange reason this was not aired on CNN who had a camera crew at Stone's home during the arrest.  The Gateway Pundit wrote CNN for comment — It would be completely irresponsible if they hid this from the American public.

Ranking Judiciary Committee Republican wants FBI to explain use of force in Stone arrest.  Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., the ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray on Wednesday [1/30/2019], questioning the bureau's tactics when arresting Roger Stone, a longtime adviser and confidant of President Trump, last week at his Florida home.  Collins joins Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., in questioning the amount of force used in arresting the 66-year-old Stone at his home, given that he was not deemed a flight risk and had already publicly stated that he expected to be indicted.

If Roger Stone's arrest is a sign of things to come, we've lost our country.  Say goodbye.  Roger Stone, who is being charged not with Russia collusion, but the process crime of lying to Congress, was targeted for the same reason U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis said they went after Paul Manafort and the same reason they tried to bankrupt Gen. Michael Flynn.  They want to put the screws to Stone, who is 66, to make him sing or compose against Trump.  That's the only reason.  Otherwise, why would you arrest him?  If it was really for lying to Congress, he'd be near the back of a long line.  Last week's pre-dawn raid on Stone home in Fort Lauderdale featured 17 vehicles, including armored tactical trucks.  There were 27 heavily armed agents — I don't blame them, they don't have a choice when they're told to do something — in tactical gear with weapons drawn.

Nunes: 'The Process of Discovery 'Is Going to Be Fascinating' in Roger Stone Case.  Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) on Sunday said that special counsel Robert Mueller's office must be embarrassed that they had to come to House Republicans for information they could use to indict Roger Stone on a process crime, and predicted that the "process of discovery" in the case will be a "fascinating" one.  "I think the Mueller investigation is really at the bottom of the barrel when they're looking at people like this because we already found in our report that Roger Stone wasn't colluding with the Russians, which, that was the original intent of all this, remember?" Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, told Fox News host Maria Bartiromo.

We Could All Be Roger Stone.  Mueller's illegal leaks have destroyed Roger Stone's business, and the cost of lawyers to defend multiple sore-loser lawsuits, as well as the witch hunt investigations by the US Senate Intelligence and Judiciary Committees, have virtually bankrupted Stone and destroyed his family.  The way we see it, Roger Stone's only crimes are being friends with Donald Trump, authoring the best-selling book The Clintons' War On Women, and using his considerable skills at manipulating the media to keep the story of Hillary Clinton's many real crimes alive — and [angering] Robert Mueller and his band of Democrat witch hunters in the process.

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Oh, now I understand.  He wrote The Clintons' War On Women, so he must be destroyed.  At least he didn't end up like Vince Foster.

Who's in Charge of the Executive Branch?  Roger Stone's recent arrest by an FBI SWAT team suggests that the DOJ is functioning as a fourth branch of government, through the appointed special counsel, acting as an additional check and balance on the executive branch. [...] Stone is not a serial killer or a mafia don.  He's neither a drug kingpin nor a terrorist.  He is guilty of little more than knowing and associating with Donald Trump.  His indictment was for process crimes, misleading Congress or other investigators.  Something that Hillary Clinton, her aides, and top Obama officials did routinely and brazenly without consequence.

Stone Indictment Confirms Mueller in Witch Hunt Against Trump.  The indictment against longtime Donald Trump confidante Roger Stone, which contained no allegations or evidence of "Russian collusion," confirmed yet again that Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller is leading what President Trump has correctly described as a "witch hunt" against the administration.  It seems the real goal of Mueller is to terrorize everyone associated with Trump's rise to the presidency or his efforts to drain the swamp.  Indeed, in Stone's case — as in the cases of Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort and National Security Adviser Mike Flynn — the charges had nothing to do with the Trump campaign, Russia, or anything related to the establishment-backed conspiracy theory about alleged "collusion."  Instead, the indictment listed seven so-called process charges ranging from "making false statements" to "obstruction of an official proceeding."  And yet, for this, Mueller dispatched heavily armed SWAT teams with guns drawn to Stone's Florida home for a pre-dawn raid.  The kingpin of anti-Trump hysteria, CNN, was conveniently there to capture the absurdity on video.  The outlandish tactics suggest that Mueller was trying to terrorize not only Stone, but anyone else who may be willing to work with Trump in the future.

One Way Outraged Americans Can Beat Robert Mueller.  Much has been made of the pre-dawn arrest of Roger Stone in his home in Fort Lauderdale.  To make this arrest, Special Counsel Robert Mueller, probably having delegated the task to his subordinate Andrew Weissmann (who is known for this tactic), assembled a full-scale FBI SWAT team of 29 members, replete with long weapons, body armor, and even a flash-bang grenade or two.  The arrest took place at "zero dark thirty" or 5:30 A.M. Nevertheless, a CNN crew was on hand to film the whole thing.  Once upon a time, this level of force was considered necessary only to raid suspects able and inclined to shoot back, or who might destroy evidence. [...] The fact that a CNN crew was allowed to film Stone's arrest is evidence that nobody believed he was dangerous.  Indeed, he was not:  he is a 66-year-old white-collar suspect with no prior history of violence, who didn't even have weapons in his house.

The FBI Drops In.  Federal Law enforcement appears to be adopting methods more suitable for the KGB or Stasi.  CNN's exclusive news coverage of Roger Stone's arrest was a big mistake.  It reminded sentient people of the Ruby Ridge, Waco, and Elian Gonzalez raids. [...] Stone should consider himself very fortunate.  Many predawn raids do not end well.  Ruby Ridge resulted in the death of Vicki Weaver, who was shot in the head by sharpshooter Lon Horiuchi while she was holding her 10-month-old daughter, and the 14-year-old Sammy Weaver.  In an effort to "save the children," the Waco standoff rvesulted in twenty-one children under the age of 16 being burned alive.  Elian Gonzalez was not shot or burned.  He vwas simply deported back to Cuba.  Of course, those were the days when people were not so concerned about children.  All these incidents illustrate that the Deep State is still in charge.  It appears that our elected President is not in control.  He keeps appointing Deep State apparatchiks like Wray and Barr.  The real criminals will never go to jail.

Roger Stone indictment isn't good news for those seeking Trump impeachment.  Despite the breathless media accounts, the actual indictment of Stone is most notable for what it does not include.  This was supposed to be the long-rumored linchpin to Russian collusion:  The Russians fed information to Wikileaks which fed the information to Stone who fed the information to the Trump campaign.  The raid on Stone's home clearly made for great television, but the Stone indictment hardly makes for a great collusion case.  Let's be honest.  After more than a year of investigation, Mueller nailed a gadfly on false statements, witness tampering and obstruction rather than illegal collusion with Russia.  That's what has been happening all along.  Mueller has almost exclusively charged non-Russian defendants with either false statements or other process crimes.

How Many FBI Agents Does It Take to Terrorize an Unarmed 66-Year-Old?  Team Mueller's use of 29 agents plus CNN video support elements were confronted with a challenging tactical problem.  Despite the fact that Stone has no prior criminal record, he is nevertheless 66 years old.  This is an age when people are sometimes cranky and disagreeable.  Obviously, those 29 agents were necessary to establish tactical dominance and to quickly subdue this lawless false declarant.  Hopefully, the overwhelming show of force prevented Stone from making any further false declarations during the course of his arrest.  And, equally important, the visuals of the assault broadcast by the CNN tactical elements undoubtedly will serve as a deterrent to others who may harbor thoughts of uttering untruths sworn or otherwise.  All of which leads me to shake my wooly gray head and wonder aloud if any of these two-fisted crime fighters who took down the cunning and dangerous Roger Stone are in any way embarrassed by their participation in this vaudeville act.

The real sins of Roger Stone.  In a predawn raid, heavily armed FBI SWAT team commandos wearing body armor and carrying loaded assault rifles stormed the home where Roger Stone, 66, lives in Florida with his wife.  Of course.  Where else would the FBI find such a clear and present menace to peace and society, but a tranquil community where elderly people go to retire?  In a rare departure from their regular diet of Fake News, CNN was tipped off and captured dramatic footage of the daring raid in which Mr. Stone and his wife were rousted from bed in their pajamas.  One can never be too careful!

On closer examination, Roger Stone indictment is less than it seems.  The testimony for which Stone was indicted concerns his descriptions of dealings with two men — Jerome Corsi and Randy Credico — who Stone used to attempt to get in touch with WikiLeaks head Julian Assange in the summer and fall of 2016, at the height of the presidential campaign, when WikiLeaks published hacked emails relating to Hillary Clinton.  Some of Mueller's charges seem somewhat small; for example, Stone was charged with lying because he said he and Credico communicated by phone but not by email when in fact, according to Mueller, they communicated by both phone and email.  But in each case, Mueller says Stone knowingly made false statements.  On the other hand, the indictment does not accuse Stone of lying in some key instances when he defended himself against some of the most serious allegations of the Trump-Russia matter.

Roger Stone's indictment is all bun and no beef.  [Scroll down]  But what, exactly, did Stone know?  How did he know it?  And how did that help the Trump campaign?  The indictment doesn't offer much grist for those mills.  It portrays Stone as operating on the fringe of the Trump campaign, having trouble getting his calls returned by a top campaign official.  It also suggests that he lied when he publicly claimed to have been briefed directly by WikiLeaks leader Julian Assange; Stone appears to have relied on conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi and Credico for all his information about WikiLeaks.  And the only useful tip Stone is accused of providing the campaign is advance knowledge that WikiLeaks would make another Clinton-related data dump in October.

Mueller Jumps the Shark.  To date, the "Russian Collusion" that Robert Mueller was selected to investigate has come up with only process crimes — that is crimes created by the investigators who ignore the far greater crimes by Brennan, Clapper, Hillary, the Obama FBI/CIA gang, for which seemingly they all got get out of jail free cards — and this week it was no different with the indictment and arrest of Roger Stone.  Once again, the anti-Trumpers gleefully contend that this time they got the President.  No, actually.  The indictment makes clear that senior Trump officials did not know wikileaks had "'stolen DNC emails' or when they would release them, and did NOT know what other information they had on the Clinton campaign," accurately tweets Paul Sperry.  The middle of the night raid on his home and his arrest captured by CNN cameras involved far more agents than were necessary and was part of the Mueller show.  In any other such circumstance, his counsel would just have been informed that he was to show up in their offices to receive the arrest warrant.  That this is overblown theater is evident by the relatively low bail requested.

Roger Stone's SWAT team arrest:  Are we even America anymore?  Mueller was appointed by Rod Rosenstein not to investigate Trump collusion with Russia.  The principals all knew that was not remotely true.  He was appointed to conceal and obliterate the volumes of evidence of crimes committed by Hillary Clinton; her campaign; and a group of higher-ups in the FBI, DOJ, and CIA, all of whom were involved in a scheme to prevent Trump from being elected.  All of them have lied under oath and before Congress.  Mueller himself was involved in the Clinton scheme to sell 20% of U.S. uranium to Russia.  All of these felons are walking free; their homes are not being raided in the wee small hours of the morning, but their crimes are far more serious than anything Roger Stone or Paul Manafort might have committed. [...] Suddenly, it is catastrophically clear that America is no longer a constitutional republic, a nation of laws and justice.  An unelected, tangential officer of the DOJ has for two years abused his position of power to destroy many lives in the cruelest of ways with impunity.  No one is stopping him and his band of legal bullies.

Why Did Christopher Wray Allow Mueller's Thugs To Use 29 FBI Agents On Roger Stone?  Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Chris Wray should hang his head in shame.  At a time when he should be restoring the FBI's reputation after Jim Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok and others tarnished its image as our country's premier law enforcement agency, he allowed 29 gun slinging agents to make a predawn arrest of former Trump advisor Roger Stone.  Stone is not a drug dealer, nor is he a terrorist.  Stone is charged with obstruction of justice and making false statements to the special counsel.  Significantly, the alleged false statements specified in the indictment were about conduct, which, if admitted, was not criminal.

Roger Stone's Arrest:  What's Scandalous, and What Isn't.  The salient point is that Mueller's indictment of Stone confirms that the Trump campaign had nothing to do with the theft of emails from the Democratic National Committee or their publication by Wikileaks.  The allegations against Stone all have to do with what happened after Wikileaks dumped the first batch of DNC emails.  Stone tried — unsuccessfully — to get in touch with Julian Assange or someone else who could tell him whether Wikileaks had more emails, and if so, what they contained.

Roger Stone may be a 'BS artist,' but indictments don't prove collusion:  Byron York.  Republican operative Roger Stone is the latest in President Trump's inner circle to face criminal charges in the Mueller probe, but his alleged crimes have nothing to do with Russia collusion, Washington Examiner chief political correspondent Byron York argued Friday [1/25/2019].  Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged the former Trump campaign adviser with seven felonies — including obstruction, making false statements, and witness tampering.  The FBI sent more than two-dozen armed agents to arrest Stone in his Florida home before the crack of dawn Friday.

Roger Stone Draws the Judge Who Threw Paul Manafort in Jail.  Stone was arrested by FBI agents Friday on charges of lying to Congress, obstructing a probe and witness tampering.  WikiLeaks posted a tweet citing Barry Pollack, a U.S. lawyer for the group's founder Julian Assange, saying "the dawn military-style arrest" of Stone "was wholly unnecessary and served no purpose other than intimidation."

Roger Stone Speaks After Arrest: 'Rogue Prosecutor' Mueller 'Has More Power than the President'.  Longtime political operative Roger Stone is speaking out for the first time since his Friday arrest in connection to the special counsel's Russia probe, calling its chief investigation Robert Mueller a "rogue prosecutor" who is helping to turn the United States into the "new Soviet Union."  "This country is literally run by a rogue prosecutor who has more power than the president," Stone told InfoWars through his attorney Grant Smith.  The Trump ally added that he sees his arrest as part of the United States' decline into a "new Soviet Union," adding that he is concerned for the lives of his grandchildren.

CNN Got an Inside Tip About the FBI Raid and It's Lying About It.  In response to the accusations by President Trump and others, that CNN had received an inside tip about the Roger Stone raid from the FBI, the news network published a whole article claiming that it had gotten the scoop by putting together various clues.  Nonsense.  There was no purpose to such an aggressive FBI raid without a camera crew standing by.  Previous defendants had been allowed to turn themselves in.  Why would it take multiple vehicles and personnel to arrest one man in his sixties?  There's nothing resembling practical necessity here.  And, without cameras standing by to broadcast the footage, the entire effect would have been lost. [...] Occam's Razor tells us that the FBI tipped off CNN.  And that needs to be investigated.

Friday was a bad day in Washington.  Friday, Jan. 25 will be remembered by Trump-supporters as the day he caved on the wall.  By agreeing to fully open the government for three weeks without any wall money, Trump has angered many supporters, who will vilify him to the detriment of their own cause.  Trump is under the kind of swampy pressure few could survive.  This happened only hours after his friend Roger Stone was arrested by the FBI.  With the air traffic control system starting to impact transportation, the political pressures were enormous for the White House.  The upcoming Super Bowl game was likely an underlying factor, as the rich and powerful would have trouble getting to the annual extravaganza.

Sarah Sanders:  Will Hillary Clinton Be Arrested If 'Lying to FBI' is a Crime?  Amid the indictment of Trump ally Roger Stone, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders voiced her thoughts on whether the FBI would also be raiding the homes of Hillary Clinton, James Clapper and James Comey. [...] A special counsel Robert Mueller 'Russia collusion investigation.' which has already cost the American taxpayer $25 Million, Sander's asked if the FBI would have the same protocol for the likes of Hillary Clinton and others who have allegedly lied to the FBI.

Roger Stone Indictment Mentions 'Trump Campaign,' 'Trump Campaign Official/Officials' 28 Times.  Roger Stone, a Trump friend and a former Trump campaign official, is under arrest this morning [1/25/2019] after a federal grand jury in the District of Columbia indicted him on seven counts: one count of obstruction of an official proceeding; five counts of false statements; and one count of witness tampering.  The charges against Stone do not involve Russian collusion; they involve his alleged obstruction of, and false statements to, the congressional and FBI investigations into Trump-Russia coordination.  However, in what may be a preview of future legal cases, the indictment mentions the "Trump campaign" or "Trump campaign official/officials" 28 times, mostly in connection with Stone's attempt to get information from Wikileaks that would be damaging to the Clinton campaign.

In new Mueller indictment, what is Roger Stone charged with doing?  So what, specifically, is Stone charged with doing?  All the counts stem from Stone's Sept. 26, 2017, interview with the House Intelligence Committee investigating Russia's attempt to influence the 2016 election and the response by U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies.  Stone is not charged with lying to or attempting to obstruct the Mueller investigation.  The special counsel's charges involve Stone's House testimony about WikiLeaks and its release of hacked material from the Democratic National Committee and, later, from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta during the 2016 campaign.

Collusion! Mueller Tips Off CNN — Entire Stone Pre-Dawn Raid Captured by Anti-Trump Channel.  Conservative activist and President Trump confidant Roger Stone was arrested in a pre-dawn raid by dirty cop Robert Mueller.  Stone was arrested on a process crime and not Russian collusion.  There was no Russian collusion.  But there is collusion between the Deep State Mueller investigators and Democrat politicians and anti-Trump news outlets.  The entire predawn raid of Roger Stone's home was captured by the anti-Trump channel.  Mueller Tipped Off CNN!

Roger Stone Arrested Pre-Dawn on 7-Count Indictment.  Former Trump casino lobbyist and presidential campaign advisor Roger Stone was arrested in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., just after 6 a.m. today on a seven-count indictment issued Thursday in D.C.  A dozen armed officers were involved in the arrest, with an agent knocking on the door and calling out, "FBI, open the door!"  Stone is charged with one count of obstructing an official proceeding, five counts of making false statements, and one count of witness tampering.

Mueller Probe Arrests Roger Stone.  Veteran political operative Roger Stone has been arrested in Florida, according to the office of the special counsel led by Robert Mueller.  A statement from special counsel spokesman Peter Carr reads:  "The indictment, which was unsealed upon arrest, contains seven counts: one count of obstruction of an official proceeding, five counts of false statements, and one count of witness tampering."  CNN claims to have video in which FBI agents are heard pounding on the door of Stone's home in Fort Lauderdale, FL, this morning where he was arrested.

Did You Know James Comey's Former Special Assistant Now Works For CNN? Might Explain Today's Morning Raid Coverage.  Just a coincidence, right?  The FBI conducts an early morning raid on Roger Stone's Florida home and the only news organization who happens to be there to film it all in Zero Dark 30 style is CNN.  Remarkable.  Well, that is until you realize the direct link between former FBI head James Comey and a man who is currently employed by CNN. Mr. Comey is an already admitted leaker of classified information to the media.  (Yet has never faced prosecution for that crime.)  Is it really a stretch to say his hands are all over this CNN "scoop" of the Roger Stone raid?

CNN on Why They Have Video of Roger Stone's Arrest:  We Had a Hunch It'd Happen.  Americans awoke Friday morning to find that, as expected, Trump associate and InfoWars fan Roger Stone been arrested by the FBI at his Ft. Lauderdale, Florida home on seven counts related to the Trump-Russia probe.  But what made this long-expected arrest surprsing?  Well, somehow CNN had a camera and producer on scene for the arrest, airing by 6:37 a.m.  Eastern providing footage of armed agents swarming his house.  According to CNN, they just had a hunch.

Roger Stone Indictment Uses Russia 'Hack' Conclusions from Google-Linked Company.  Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller opens his office's indictment of Roger Stone, a former associate of President Donald Trump, by citing information that relies on an outside company's independent assessment that Russia hacked the servers of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).  The indictment immediately implies that WikiLeaks released emails stolen by Russians who allegedly hacked the DNC servers, going on to document alleged communication between Stone and WikiLeaks in part using intermediaries.

Roger Stone vows to fight charges in Mueller probe, calls indictment 'politically motivated'.  Former Trump adviser Roger Stone vowed during a dramatic press conference outside a federal courthouse in Florida on Friday afternoon [1/25/2019] to fight the charges of witness tampering, obstruction and false statements brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, calling the charges "politically motivated" while insisting he would not turn against President Trump.  "I will plead not guilty to these charges," Stone told reporters, speaking over hecklers.  "I will defeat them in court.  This is a politically-motivated investigation."

FBI's show of force in Roger Stone arrest spurs criticism of Mueller tactics.  The FBI's pre-dawn arrest of President Trump's ex-adviser Roger Stone at his Florida home prompted critics to once again question the tactics of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, after more than a dozen special agents clad in tactical gear raided Stone's property Friday [1/25/2019]. Stone, 66, was taken into custody early Friday after being indicted by a federal grand jury a day earlier as part of Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling and potential collusion with Trump campaign associates during the 2016 presidential election.  CNN, which conveniently happened to be staking out Stone's Fort Lauderdale home, posted video of the arrest that showed a team of FBI agents with guns banging on Stone's door and demanding that he come outside.


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