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Politics Judge sets Tuesday phone hearing in Roger Stone case

00:55  17 february  2020
00:55  17 february  2020 Source:   politico.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.

The judge handling the criminal case that set off a white-hot, national political controversy last week — the prosecution of President Donald Trump's longtime adviser Roger Stone — has ordered both sides to take part in a telephone hearing Tuesday to discuss the status of the case .

Roger Stone , longtime friend and confidant of President Trump. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP). A federal judge on Thursday ordered that longtime Republican operative and Trump confidant Roger Stone may not speak The atmosphere in the courtroom during the hearing was thick with tension.

The judge handling the criminal case that set off a white-hot, national political controversy last week — the prosecution of President Donald Trump's longtime adviser Roger Stone — has ordered both sides to take part in a telephone hearing Tuesday to discuss the status of the case.

U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson issued the unusual Sunday order after the entire four-person prosecution team withdrew from the case following Attorney General Bill Barr's intervention to rescind their recommendation of a seven-to-nine year sentence for Stone.

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.

Yahoo Finance Video. Judge sets Tuesday phone hearing in Roger Stone case . Politico.

A federal judge Friday said she’s considering imposing a gag order on Roger Stone -- warning the The gag order would prevent Stone , a confidant of President Trump, from publicly blabbing about his It was the second time Stone appeared in court this week. On Tuesday , he pleaded not guilty to a

The move set off a furor inside and outside the Justice Department, with Barr facing accusations he was politicizing the department by seeking to favor Trump's friends. Barr later publicly rebuked Trump for tweeting about ongoing criminal cases.

Defense attorneys for Stone also filed a second motion for a new trial last week, after Jackson rejected one such motion filed last year.

Stone is currently set to be sentenced Thursday morning in Washington on the seven felony counts that a jury convicted him on last November, relating to efforts to impede congressional and FBI investigations into connections between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Federal judge pushes back against Trump criticism of handling of Roger Stone case

  Federal judge pushes back against Trump criticism of handling of Roger Stone case A U.S. District Court Judge in Washington, D.C., issued a statement Thursday obtained by The Hill rejecting the notion that outside pressure will influence the court's ruling on Roger Stone's case. Judge Beryl A. Howell responded to President Trump's attacks on Stone's sentencing judge, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, assuring "public criticism or pressure is not a factor" in the court's decision. Howell and Berman Jackson are both Obama appointees.

The federal judge overseeing the Roger Stone case is considering a gag order, she said at a hearing in Washington on Friday.

The federal judge overseeing the Roger Stone case had a tough warning for the longtime Donald Trump associate. CNN's Evan Perez and Pamela Brown have the

It's unclear whether the judge will decide to proceed with the sentencing as scheduled, given the latest motion for a new trial and questions about how easily prosecutors will be able to respond to it with those most familiar with the case having formally stepped back from it and, in one instance, quit his job altogether.

Some former Justice Department prosecutors are urging Jackson to inquire into the abrupt withdrawal of the trial team last week and the reversal in the government's position, but she has not yet signaled any plans to do that.

As recently as Friday, the judge seemed intent on moving toward sentencing, issuing an order requiring the government to respond to the latest new trial motion — which remains under seal — by midnight Tuesday.

Roger Stone wearing a suit and tie talking on a cell phone: President Donald Trump's longtime adviser, Roger Stone, accompanied by his wife Nydia Stone.© Jose Luis Magana/AP Photo President Donald Trump's longtime adviser, Roger Stone, accompanied by his wife Nydia Stone.

Trump loyalist Roger Stone to ask U.S. judge for a new trial .
U.S. President Donald Trump's longtime friend Roger Stone will urge a federal judge on Tuesday to grant him a new trial, after she sentenced him last week to serve more than three years in prison in a case that angered Trump and rattled the Justice Department. © Reuters/Erin Scott FILE PHOTO: Former Trump campaign adviser Stone arrives for his criminal trial at the U.S. District court in Washington Stone was convicted of lying to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering in a case that stemmed from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation that detailed Russian meddling in the 2016 election to boost Trump's candidacy.

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