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Politics Inflatable Trump Rat, Supporters Greet Roger Stone Sentencing

17:31  20 february  2020
17:31  20 february  2020 Source:   bloomberg.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.

An inflatable rat with a Donald Trump hairdo, supporters eager for a presidential pardon and a long line of news reporters and spectators have gathered at a Washington court this morning for the sentencing of Roger Stone . Inflatable Trump Rat , Supporters Greet Roger Stone Sentencing .

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump 's long-time adviser Roger Stone on Thursday arrived at the federal courthouse where he is set to be sentenced after being Wearing sunglasses and a fedora, Stone walked past a giant inflatable rat -- a common prop in street protests -- and a

An inflatable rat with a Donald Trump hairdo, supporters eager for a presidential pardon and a long line of news reporters and spectators gathered at a Washington court this morning for the sentencing of Roger Stone.

a statue of a person sitting on a bench in front of a building: An inflatable rat with a Trump-like hairdo and clothes sits outside a federal courthouse in Washington on Thursday. © Bloomberg An inflatable rat with a Trump-like hairdo and clothes sits outside a federal courthouse in Washington on Thursday.

Judge Amy Berman Jackson is scheduled to hand down one of the most closely watched sentences of the year, after the president tweeted last week that an initial recommendation by federal prosecutors of 7 to 9 years in prison for Stone was “unfair.” The Justice Department later revised that recommendation to 3 to 4 years, and four prosecutors on the initial recommendation withdrew from the case. Democrats in Congress have called for an investigation.

Schumer requests DOJ watchdog probe Roger Stone sentencing recommendation

  Schumer requests DOJ watchdog probe Roger Stone sentencing recommendation Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is requesting the Justice Department's top watchdog investigate the decision to request Roger Stone be given a lesser sentence. "The DOJ Inspector General must open an investigation immediately. I will be sending a formal request to the IG shortly," Schumer tweeted. A spokesman said they are aiming to send a formal request to the Justice Department by the end of Tuesday. Schumer's demand for an"The DOJ Inspector General must open an investigation immediately. I will be sending a formal request to the IG shortly," Schumer tweeted.

Roger Stone arrived in court in Washington D.C. Wednesday as he faces sentencing Thursday for lying to Congress against a backdrop of explosive Presidential tweets and mounting pressure on Attorney General William Barr. He was joined by a vast entourage led by his wife Nydia as he walked

The sentencing of Roger Stone — the longtime confidant of President Trump convicted last year of lying to Congress — will proceed as planned this week, a “We’ve already put the sentencing off once,” Jackson reportedly said in a conference call with Stone ’s lawyers and prosecutors, adding that

Michael Caputo, a long-time friend of Stone’s and himself a former Trump campaign official, said there are now about 160,000 signatures on a petition calling for a presidential pardon. Trump on Tuesday pardoned financier Michael Milken and former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich.

Stone, entering the courtroom with his wife, declined to comment.

The president overnight tweeted out a quote from Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

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Trump decries lack of 'fairness' in Stone trial ahead of sentencing .
President Trump on Thursday said there had been a lack of fairness in the legal process for Roger Stone as his longtime confidant was about to be sentenced in federal court. © Getty Trump decries lack of 'fairness' in Stone trial ahead of sentencing The president tweeted as proceedings in Stone's sentencing got underway, questioning why the conservative provocateur was facing jail time for lying to Congress while FBI Director James Comey and former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe have not faced charges for separate, unrelated incidents."They say Roger Stone lied to Congress.

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