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Politics Feds seek 7 to 9 years in prison for Trump ally Roger Stone

01:40  11 february  2020
01:40  11 february  2020 Source:   msn.com

AP source: Feds back away from Stone sentencing proposal

  AP source: Feds back away from Stone sentencing proposal The Department of Justice is backing away from its sentencing recommendation of between seven to nine years in prison for Trump confidant Roger Stone, a department official told the AP. The official says there had been no contact with the White House over the decision, though President Donald Trump tweeted early Tuesday calling it "a very horrible and unfair situation" after the recommendation was made in a court filing Monday evening.

WASHINGTON – Roger Stone , an ally of President Donald Trump , was found guilty Friday of lying to Congress and Stone , a fixture in GOP politics who worked on campaigns stretching back to Richard Nixon's, now faces the possibility of prison . He's the latest Trump ally to be found guilty in cases

Roger Stone , the longtime Republican operative and early Trump booster, deserves as long as nine years in prison for lying to Congress and other The government’s recommendation, if accepted by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, would result in the longest prison term stemming from

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence President Donald Trump's confidant Roger Stone to serve between 7 and 9 years in prison after his conviction on witness tampering and obstruction charges.

Roger Stone, former campaign adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, arrives for his criminal trial on charges of lying to Congress, obstructing justice and witness tampering at U.S. District Court in Washington, U.S., November 6, 2019.  REUTERS/ Tom Brenner© Reuters Roger Stone, former campaign adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, arrives for his criminal trial on charges of lying to Congress, obstructing justice and witness tampering at U.S. District Court in Washington, U.S., November 6, 2019. REUTERS/ Tom Brenner

Stone, who is scheduled to be sentenced next week, was convicted in November of a seven-count indictment that accused him of lying to Congress, tampering with a witness and obstructing the House investigation into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia to tip the 2016 election.

U.S. judge denied Trump adviser Stone's request for a new trial: filing

  U.S. judge denied Trump adviser Stone's request for a new trial: filing U.S. judge denied Trump adviser Stone's request for a new trial: filingU.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson, in a Feb. 5 order, said the Republican operative's lawyers had "not presented grounds for a new trial ... or any reason to believe there has been 'a serious miscarriage of justice.

Roger Stone , a longtime friend and confidant of President Trump , is convicted of all seven counts for lying to Congress. The charges related to allegations that Stone had lied 6. The witness tampering count against Stone is the most serious charge, carrying a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison .

Roger Stone has been indicted by a grand jury on charges brought by special counsel Robert Mueller, who alleges that the longtime Donald Trump associate sought stolen emails from WikiLeaks that could damage Trump 's opponents while in coordination with senior Trump campaign officials.

He was the sixth Trump aide or adviser to be convicted of charges brought as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

Prosecutors said in their sentencing memorandum on Monday that Stone “decided to double — and triple — down on his criminal conduct by tampering with a witness for months in order to make sure his obstruction would be successful.”

Stone has denied wrongdoing and consistently criticized the case against him as politically motivated. He did not take the stand during the trial and his lawyers did not call any witnesses in his defense.

The evidence presented in the trial didn’t directly address Mueller’s conclusion that there was insufficient evidence to prove a criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia to tip the outcome of the 2016 presidential election in Trump’s favor. But it provided new insight into the scramble inside the Trump campaign when it was revealed in July 2016 that the anti-secrecy site WikiLeaks was in possession of more than 19,000 emails hacked from the servers of the Democratic National Committee.

Roger Stone trial witness defends prosecutors from Trump's 'vile smear job' .
Randy Credico's tweet comes after the Justice Department backed off a previous sentencing proposal for Roger Stone."As the son of a man who spent 10 years in prison, I have consistantly [sic] opposed incarceration," Randy Credico, a longtime Stone associate and colorful New York radio host, tweeted on Wednesday.

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