(PoliticalLookout.com) – Well, it finally happened. President Donald Trump’s former advisor Roger Stone has been sentenced to three years in prison after being charged with lying to congress. The case is controversial for several reasons, including the fact that those who wanted to impeach the president, and who also lied to congress, have not been sentenced to any time in prison.
After the Department of Justice said that their initial recommendation of a nine-year sentence was excessive, Judge Amy Berman Jackson today sentenced Roger Stone to 40 months behind bars. Stone’s initial offenses go back to the FBI investigation into alleged Russian intervention with the 2016 election – a claim that has proven baseless and completely untrue. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, despite his best efforts, was unable to find any evidence that suggested members of Trump’s team colluded with Russia.
But somehow, Stone was still considered worthy of being sent down. Supporters of the president are, rightly, asking why.
The case has also been under a scrutinous eye from conservative media after it was revealed the lead juror in Stone’s case was a former Democratic congressional candidate who posted anti-Trump comments on her social media. Tomeka Hart even compared the president to the Ku Klux Klan. Judge Jackson chose to ignore it and go ahead with the sentencing anyway.
You may not be surprised to hear that the judge was appointed by President Obama.
As she sentenced Stone to prison, Judge Jackson said, “The truth still exists. The truth still matters…For that reason, the dismay and disgust at the defendant’s belligerence should transcend party.”
The Daily Wire notes that not a single anti-Trump person who lied to congress has been sentenced to time in prison, or even seen a day in court. The Former National Intelligence Director James Clapper, former CIA Director John Brennan, and former FBI Director James Comey have all yet to be questioned about lying to congress.
Thankfully, this isn’t the end of the story. Judge Jackson was compelled to delay the enforcement of Stone’s enforcement until a decision has been made about whether a retrial will be granted.
The President is facing calls from prominent conservatives to pardon Stone. In a segment of his Fox News Show, Tucker Carlson said, “President Trump could end this travesty in an instant with a pardon, and there are indications tonight that he will do that.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2020
President Trump tweeted the segment at 1:42 AM on February 20th, leading to speculation that he may make the decision to pardon his former advisor.