Can you say pardon? I knew you could! Prosecutors filed a sentence recommendation yesterday in their case against Roger Stone, a former Donald Trump adviser convicted on several counts last November. They envision a prison sentence for the 67-year-old between seven to nine years. It’s more likely to be nine to eleven months:
In a 26-page memo, prosecutors said, “Roger Stone obstructed Congress’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, lied under oath, and tampered with a witness.”
They added, “When his crimes were revealed by the indictment in this case, he displayed contempt for this Court and the rule of law.” …
During the trial, prosecutors portrayed Stone, 67, as a serial liar who tried to bully witnesses into not cooperating with authorities. They charged Stone, a longtime confidant of President Donald Trump, with making false statements, obstruction and witness tampering in a case that was an offshoot of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
As Chuck Ross notes in his report at The Daily Caller, Stone never got linked to Russia’s operations in their 2016 merry-prankster campaign. He did, however, fail to cooperate rather spectacularly: