Roger Stone Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison

Headline Roundup February 20th, 2020

Roger Stone, former adviser to President Donald Trump, was sentenced to 40 months in prison Wednesday for lying to Congress during the investigation of possible 2016 election interference. Stone's case made headlines last week when the DOJ reduced his original sentencing recommendation, prompting speculation of political conspiracy between the department and the White House.

Roger Stone Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison

From the Left
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Roger Stone, a friend of President Donald Trump and longtime Republican campaign adviser, was sentenced to three years, four months in federal prison Thursday for obstructing a congressional investigation of Russia's 2016 presidential election meddling.

“He was not prosecuted, as some have complained, for standing up for the president. He was prosecuted for covering up for the president,” Federal District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson said before she handed down her sentence of 40 months, a $20,000 fine, two years of probation and 250 hours of community service.

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From the Center
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WASHINGTON— Roger Stone was sentenced to three years and four months in prison on Thursday for lying to Congress and other crimes, after a tumultuous two weeks in which the government trial lawyers withdrew and President Trump repeatedly criticized the handling of the case.

Mr. Stone, a Republican consultant who has been a political adviser to Mr. Trump for decades, was sentenced to 40 months of incarceration, a $20,000 fine and two years of supervised release by Judge Amy Berman Jackson at a morning hearing in federal court in Washington,...

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From the Right
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Former Trump associate Roger Stone has become the latest person in President Donald Trump’s orbit to be sentenced for lying to congress, something that has so far not happened to any anti-Trump people who have lied to congress.

Stone was sentenced to 40 months in prison on Thursday for lying to congress and obstructing the FBI’s investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in 2016 to steal the election. Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded there was no evidence that anyone on the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, yet...

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