Tiger Beat on the Potomac (Thanks Charlie!):
…it’s all become the worst kept secret in Washington: Trump won’t let Roger Stone go to prison.
“It’s not a question of if,” said a former senior administration official who remains in contact with Trump and his senior advisers. “It’s when.”
While Trump has been coy about his intent — “I haven’t given it any thought,” the president recently told reporters — he has spent the past two weeks loudly complaining about the treatment of his longtime confidant.
Stone is due to be sentenced today, and he might be a free man by tonight. Who’s gonna stop him? He’s been given carte blanche from the Senate to do whatever the hell he wants and there’s no downside from Possum Hollar, so why should he wait? Lord Lord Lord Dampnut has a crime spree to continue.
UPDATE 1: Stone was sentenced to 3 years and 4-months, so maybe the “revised” sentencing guidelines were in effect? Anyway, he has filed to have a new trial, which means that he will not be whisked off to the sneezer just yet. In the meanwhile, we wait to hear from Prznint Mob Boss about the pardon.