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Roger Stone Receives Sentence Of 40 Months; Possibility Of Retrial Or Pardon Looms

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Judge Amy Berman Jackson has sentenced Roger Stone to 40 Months in prison on Thursday after the Department of Justice recommended a sentence of nearly ten years before Attorney General William Barr intervened and walked the suggestion back.

However, there are still a few opportunities available for Stone to avoid spending a whole lot of this sentence in prison. Stone already put in a request for a retrial, which is currently pending, but there’s also the possibility that Trump could pardon him too.

Check out more on this from The Washington Examiner:

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Stone’s lawyers filed a motion for a retrial last week following revelations that the jury forewoman during his trial had a social media history of anti-Trump posts, and the judge hasn’t ruled on that yet. If Stone’s long shot challenge is successful, his sentence would be tossed, and the DOJ would have to try him again. The judge shot down a similar previous request.

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The DOJ’s D.C. office told the court last Monday it recommended Stone receive up to nine years behind bars, but Trump tweeted late that night that he “cannot allow this miscarriage of justice!” The DOJ reversed itself Tuesday, and the four line prosecutors on the case withdrew. The DOJ said its decision was made before Barr was aware of Trump’s position, and Trump denied placing pressure on the agency. The department walked back the “unduly high” sentence recommendation, suggesting three to four years instead but leaving it up to the judge.

In response, more than a thousand ex-DOJ prosecutors from Republican and Democratic administrations, including Democratic donors, officials named in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuse report, CNN and MSNBC analysts, and a lawyer for Fusion GPS, signed a petition calling on Barr to resign because of the “damage” he’d done to the DOJ’s reputation.

“Congratulations to Attorney General Bill Barr for taking charge of a case that was totally out of control and perhaps should not have even been brought,” Trump tweeted about Stone last week.

Stone often referred to himself as a “dirty trickster” who also happened to be a longtime confidant of President Trump. Stone got swept up into the Mueller investigation and arrested last January. Back in November he was found guilty of five separate counts of lying to the House Intelligence Committee during the Russia probe about his outreach to WikiLeaks.

He was also charged with an additional count that he “corruptly influenced, obstructed, and impeded” the congressional investigation as well as another one for allegedly trying to “corruptly persuade” a witness’s congressional testimony.

We’ll have to wait and see whether or not Trump pardons Stone, but it seems there’s a good chance it could happen, especially since Stone’s jury was full of folks with deep ties to the Democratic Party and anti-Trump sentiments, compromising his right to a fair trial.

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Marco Rubio Gets Confronted By MSNBC Host Over Saying Some Journalists ‘Giddy’ Over COVID-19

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Sen. Marco Rubio has found himself in the hot seat with MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle after making the comment that some journalists are thrilled over the spread of the coronavirus, a statement he defended. Ruhle asked Rubio to explain the tweet which he made earlier in the week, noting a portion where he said: “Some in our media can’t contain their glee & delight in reporting that the U.S. has more #CoronaVirus cases than #China…Beyond being grotesque, it’s bad journalism.” https://twitter.com/marcorubio/status/1244279416819273729 Here’s more from Washington Examiner: “I need to ask you this, because I’m a journalist,” Ruhle said. “We’re not just some personalities. You called out journalism. And I need to understand why on earth you did this.” Rubio said some journalists are “doing exactly what I said.” “Well, because there are some journalists that were doing exactly what I said,” the Florida Republican responded. “I read reports about how some Republicans are doing this, or some members of Congress are doing that. I don’t know what other word to describe who’s doing something and who isn’t.” Rubio gave a few examples of certain situations where he believes that journalists expressed happiness in reporting on coronavirus figures and noted that he said “some” not all journalists were behaving this way. https://twitter.com/TPMLiveWire/status/1246081048846401536 Rubio found support among many on the right, including Caleb Hull who tweeted: https://twitter.com/CalebJHull/status/1244311946817671173 The bottom line is, there are probably some journalists who are excited by the prospects that this virus is providing for the progressive movement. After all, Democrats are using this situation to try and pass a bunch of pet projects they want made law through inside these coronavirus relief packages, so is it so far fetched to think liberal journalists might think the same way? Regardless, here’s to hoping this all goes away sooner rather…

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CNN Anchor Brooke Baldwin Latest Journalist To Test Positive For Coronavirus

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Another CNN anchor has now tested positive for coronavirus. Brooke Baldwin stated on Friday that she has tested positive for the illness after suddenly experiencing flu-like symptoms. This comes a week after fellow anchor, Chris Cuomo, announced that he had contracted the illness and would be attempting to do his job from home. Cuomo has been quarantined to his basement where he has been filming his show ever since. Here’s more from The Washington Examiner: “I am OKAY,” she wrote on social media. “I’ve been social distancing. Doing ALL the things we’re being told to do. Still — it got me.” Baldwin is the second CNN anchor to contract the virus. Chris Cuomo said Tuesday he began feeling sick after being “exposed to people in recent days who have subsequently tested positive.” According to her statement, Baldwin is taking time off to recover. “I look forward to being back on [TV] and seeing. You real soon,” Baldwin said.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Brooke Baldwin (@brooke_baldwin) on Apr 3, 2020 at 9:44am PDT While it’s easy to be vicious toward our political enemies, even in times like these, we should all be wishing Baldwin well as she battles this horrible sickness. This disease has been making folks very ill and really been difficult for many, especially those who are immunocompromised to deal with. Here’s to praying and hoping Baldwin doesn’t experience any complications and is able to come back to work soon.

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