He tried to fire the judge sentencing him to prison?
Courtesy of WaPo:
The federal judge who oversaw Roger Stone’s trial and sentenced him last week to 40 months in prison dismissed his demand that she be taken off the case as a baseless smear on Sunday.
“Given the absence of any factual or legal support for the motion for disqualification, the pleading appears to be nothing more than an attempt to use the Court’s docket to disseminate a statement for public consumption that has the words ‘judge’ and ‘biased’ in it,” wrote U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the District of Columbia.
Stone’s motion sought to disqualify Berman Jackson for referring during Thursday’s sentencing to “the jurors who served with integrity under difficult circumstances.” He is still challenging one juror as biased.
Berman Jackson rebutted any claim that she has not treated Stone fairly. On the contrary, she wrote, she “took each issue raised by [him] seriously … ruled with care and impartiality … granted important evidentiary motions in his favor … and … repeatedly resolved bond issues in his favor, even after he took to social media to intimidate the Court, after he violated conditions imposed by the Court, after he was convicted at trial, and after he was sentenced to a term of incarceration.”
That term, she noted, was significantly less than called for under sentencing guidelines.
It doesn’t sound as if Stone is super convinced he is going to get that presidential pardon.
I have to admit that trying to fire the person putting you into a prison cell is a bold move.
I might try that the next a cop tries to give me a ticket.
“Sorry officer you cannot write me a ticket, you are fired.”
Yeah, that will probably get ME thrown into prison as well.