If you don’t know about those three US prosecutors quitting over the trump White House meddling in the Roger Stone sentencing, you might need to start paying attention. Today, in Washington, three brave prosecutors decided to follow their conscience and stand up to a corrupt Justice department and Bill Barr.
Barr’s Justice Department shockingly asked the Judge in the Roger Stone to reverse a sentencing recommendation made by his own prosecutors. He did this a day after his boss, Donald trump, tweeted to his millions of followers that what the justice department was asking for in terms of sentencing was too harsh. If you think about it it’s probably one of the scariest things that trump has ever done (and he has done many things) to undermine the rule of law, and destroy America’s institutions.
Roger Stone lied to Congress to protect Mr. trump, and he was convicted of multiple felonies by a jury of his peers, and he deserves every one of the seven to nine years of prison time that the prosecution is asking for in his case. But we all know that if the Judge ultimately sentences him to a “harsh” sentence, he will be pardoned by a president who has been his partner in crime for his entire life.
David Graham writing for The Atlantic wrote the following:
“The administration’s rush to aid Stone, especially set against the retributive firings, shows Trump newly willing to flex his muscles, and demonstrates how Pollyannaish the predictions of a chastened Trump were. The apology for firing Vindman goes this way: Vindman remains an officer, and Trump has a right to aides on the National Security Council whom he trusts. But Trump also said Tuesday that the military should consider disciplining Vindman, whose only offense seems to have been complying with a lawful subpoena from Congress.
The intervention on behalf of Stone is particularly disturbing because he was convicted of lying to protect Trump. Thanks to Stone’s stonewalling, we still don’t really know what happened between Trump and Russia in 2016. Stone had Trump’s back, and now Trump has his. So much for the law-and-order president.”
Trump was never a” law-and- order President.” He was always a con man, and so far the con seems to be working.