Roger Stone, Trump’s oldest political adviser, convicted on all seven charges.

By |2019-11-15T10:34:01-09:00November 15th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |8 Comments

Wow! This day just keeps getting better adn better.

Courtesy of WaPo:

A federal jury has convicted longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone of lying to Congress and tampering with a witness about his efforts to learn about the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks release of hacked Democratic emails in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

The panel of nine women and three men deliberated for less than two days before finding Stone, 67, guilty on all seven counts resulting from his September 2017 testimony to a House intelligence committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and the Kremlin’s efforts to damage Trump’s Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.

Stone had argued that he was not intentionally dishonest and that the cases was politically motivated. But jurors sided with prosecutors who said Stone obstructed the House efforts because the truth would be embarrassing to Donald Trump’s campaign.

Stone’s indictment was the last brought by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, putting on trial his slippery brand of political brawling and revealing important new details about the Trump campaign’s keen interest in computer files hacked by Russia and made public by WikiLeaks. He was accused of lying to Congress and tampering with a witness, an associate prosecutors said Stone threatened in a bid to prevent the man from cooperating with lawmakers.

Though prosecutors sought to prove only that Stone had lied to Congress, they asserted that his motive for the falsehoods was protecting Trump from embarrassment — and thus made the president and his campaign a key component in their case.

Roger  Stone potentially faces decades in prison and his only hope is that Trump will issue a pardon. 

And Stone is not shy about asking for one.

Courtesy of Newsweek:

Longtime Trump associate Roger Stone on Thursday reportedly begged President Donald Trump to pardon him through a message sent to InfoWars far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones as the jury deliberated his fate.

Stone, 68, a former Trump 2016 campaign adviser and longtime Republican operative, reportedly sent a message to Jones asking to be pardoned while being tried in federal court in Washington D.C. over seven charges of lying to Congress about his relationship with WikiLeaks.

“Roger Stone’s message is this,” Jones said during Thursday’s broadcast of Infowars’ The Alex Jones Show, “He expected to be convicted. He said, ‘Only a miracle can save me now,’ that was exact words to me last night and this morning.”

“And he said to me, ‘Alex, barring a miracle, I appeal to God and I appeal to your listeners for prayer, and I appeal to the president to pardon me because to do so would be an action that would show these corrupt courts that they’re not going to get away with persecuting people for their free speech or for the crime of getting the president elected,'” Jones continued, adding that Stone asserted, “If we don’t do that, it will embolden their criminal activity.”

I don’t think anybody can predict whether or not Trump will issue this pardon, but if he does it will be a tacit admission that he supports what Roger Stone did and that he is likely issuing the pardon to protect himself from whatever Stone might reveal about him in the future. 

Update: Trump has already tweeted about Stone’s convictions. 

It seems that perhaps Alex Jones got Trump’s attention. 

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  1. Anonymous November 15, 2019 at 8:51 am

    He had to message Alex Jones, “help me!”

    • Anonymous November 15, 2019 at 9:23 am

      sounds like he was whimpering and crying in the corner 🙂

      Of course trump is going to pardon him

      By the way, how many convictions does this make for the ‘hoax” Mueller investigation?

  2. Anonymous November 15, 2019 at 9:55 am

    I bet Trump pardons both Manafort and Stone. Either once he has been re-elected, or during his last days in office.

  3. Anony November 15, 2019 at 10:50 am

    tinydjt tweets>Stock Market up big. New and Historic Record. Job, jobs, jobs!

    So they now convict Roger Stone of lying and want to jail him for many years to come. Well, what about Crooked Hillary, Comey, Strzok, Page, McCabe, Brennan, Clapper, Shifty Schiff, Ohr & Nellie, Steele & all of the others, including even Mueller himself? Didn’t they lie?….

    • Anonymous November 15, 2019 at 11:22 am

      Well if they are going to jail for lying, then donald has a life sentence, he lied more on inauguration day then anyone in history of the world.

  4. OT-FYI November 15, 2019 at 11:30 am
  5. Anonymous November 15, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    Up next: Rudy Giuliani, who also implies that like Mick Mulvaney, he also has dirt to spill that Trump would rather keep under the rug.

    “Rudy Giuliani told a reporter that he has “very, very good insurance” if President Donald Trump ever decides to throw him under the bus.

    In a phone interview with The Guardian, journalist Stephanie Kirchgaessner asked the president’s personal attorney if he was nervous that Trump might do such a thing. Giuliani reportedly responded to the question with a slight laugh: “I’m not, but I do have very, very good insurance, so if he does, all my hospital bills will be paid.”

    His lawyer, Robert Costello, who was also on the call, then interjected: “He’s joking.”

    His lawyer is probably also sweating bullets and kicking himself for tying himself to such an incompetent, loose-lipped buffoon. I hope he make Rudy pay dearly.

    “But very little is known about Trump and Giuliani’s own conversations ― when they spoke, how often they spoke and what they said. That’s because, according to officials who spoke to The Washington Post, Giuliani often called Trump on the president’s personal cellphone.

    Trump ― the man who was obsessed with the fact that Hillary Clinton used a private email server as secretary of state ― continues to use a personal cellphone, despite warnings from security experts. The practice also, conveniently, allows him to avoid extra public scrutiny.

    Trump’s cellphone does not have security features to shield his communications from espionage, and he has reportedly resisted measures to make his phone more secure. ”

    “Giuliani, in the piece titled “The Case for the Impeachment Defense,” attempted to defend Trump by noting how the president spent only a fraction of his July phone call with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky (which sparked the impeachment inquiry) asking him to investigate potential 2020 rival Joe Biden allegedly in exchange for withheld military aid.

    “The focus was on Ukrainian corruption broadly speaking and out of a five-page transcript Mr. Trump spent only six lines on Joe Biden,” Giuliani wrote on the eve of the public impeachment hearings.”

    The ridicule of the Twitterverse commenced.

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