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Fri Nov 15, 2019, 12:57 PM

Roger Stone Is Found Guilty in Trial That Revived Trump-Russia Saga

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Source: New York Times

Mr. Stone, a longtime informal adviser to President Trump, obstructed one of Congress’s Russia investigations and lied to lawmakers.

WASHINGTON — Roger J. Stone Jr., a former aide and longtime friend of President Trump, was found guilty on Friday of obstructing a congressional investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election in what prosecutors said was an effort to protect Mr. Trump.

Mr. Stone, 67, was charged with lying to the House Intelligence Committee, trying to block the testimony of another potential witness and concealing reams of evidence from investigators. Prosecutors claimed he tried to thwart the committee’s work because the truth would have “looked terrible” for both the president and his campaign. In all, he faced seven felony charges and was found guilty on all counts.

The government built its case over the past week with testimony from a friend of Mr. Stone and two former Trump campaign officials, buttressed by hundreds of exhibits that exposed Mr. Stone’s disdain for congressional and criminal investigators. Confronted with his lies under oath by one associate, prosecutors said, Mr. Stone wrote back: “No one cares.” They asked the jurors to deliver a verdict proving him wrong.

The evidence showed that in the months leading up to the 2016 election, Mr. Stone strove to obtain emails that Russia had stolen from Democratic computers and funneled to WikiLeaks, which released them at strategic moments timed to damage Hillary Clinton, Mr. Trump’s Democratic opponent. Mr. Stone briefed the Trump campaign about whatever he had picked up about WikiLeaks’ plans “every chance he got,” Jonathan Kravis, a lead prosecutor, said.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/15/us/politics/roger-stone-trial-guilty.html

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Reply Roger Stone Is Found Guilty in Trial That Revived Trump-Russia Saga (Original post)
MelissaB Nov 2019 OP
demmiblue Nov 2019 #1
MelissaB Nov 2019 #3
demmiblue Nov 2019 #5
JudyM Nov 2019 #11
NBachers Nov 2019 #8
djacq Nov 2019 #2
Aaron Pereira Nov 2019 #4
ArizonaLib Nov 2019 #6
Peregrine Took Nov 2019 #7
genxlib Nov 2019 #12
Traildogbob Nov 2019 #9
keithbvadu2 Nov 2019 #10
Traildogbob Nov 2019 #14
JudyM Nov 2019 #13

Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 12:59 PM

1. Dupe:

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 01:04 PM

3. This is from the NYT.

Other is from WP.

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Response to MelissaB (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 01:09 PM

5. It is still a duplicate topic. n/t

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Response to MelissaB (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 01:33 PM

11. Different source but the same topic, so it's actually a dupe.

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 01:19 PM

8. Thanks for posting this, MelissaB.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 01:01 PM

2. Talk about a bad week for the Trump Mafia.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 01:05 PM

4. He'll be the only prisoner with $1000 shoes.

To go with that orange jumpsuit.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 01:13 PM

6. Gill to the T

Waiting for sentencing

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 01:17 PM

7. Very disappointed he wasn't immediately incarcerated.

I think this judge always seems to give him breaks.

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Response to Peregrine Took (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 01:40 PM

12. On the plus side

He will almost certainly do something obnoxious between now and sentencing that will piss off the judge even more.

He is so arrogant and got away with shit for so many years that he has no impulse control.

The net difference could end up being more jail time.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 01:23 PM

9. I have a Joke

A convicted Felon of 7 counts, white, immediately after jury verdict, walks out of the courthouse and is driven away in a limousine, free until sentencing. A person of color is convicted of weed possession, and after certain guilty jury verdict..................never mind. Not a fucking thing funny about it anymore. MAGA

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Response to Traildogbob (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 01:29 PM

10. MAGA

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 01:53 PM

14. Spot on!

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 01:53 PM

13. Locking

Dupe of previous post: https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142395654

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