UPDATED: The Worst-Kept Secret In DC

The Babadook or Roger Stone?

 

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.

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7 Responses to UPDATED: The Worst-Kept Secret In DC

  1. Redhand says:

    Crime pays.
    It is remarkable what a mockery of our system of justice Trump is perpetrating now. But maybe Jared’s new pardon review structure (heavens, the old one was soooooo impractical) will make it all better stat.
    This is what happens when you give a criminal the reins of true political power.

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  2. ming says:

    He deserves a lot more than 40 months just for his crimes against fashion.

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  3. Pyed says:

    Why does that image always remind me about the DC version of Oswald Cobblepot, with one of his minions, every time I see it.

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  4. Dennis Cole says:

    So…….the Judge is holding off the imposition of the sentence, so I’m wondering what happens if Dumpy pardons him for THIS sentence, and a different judge agrees that he deserve another trial, and he’s then found guilty AGAIN? Can he be pardoned twice? I can’t find an answer to that anywhere in the googles, but having full faith in the abilities of my fellow Scissorheads, I’m certain the answer will arrive hence in a thrice. And I’m sure if Lord DN is somehow prevented from pardoning Roger the Dodger twice, he’ll issue an EO claiming he totally has that authority and right, to do as he pleases.

    There’s just SO much that will have to be undone, or re-done, modified, reworked or relegated to the trash heap of history that it will likely keep the new occupant of 1600 Penns. Ave. quite busy for the entire first 4-yr term. (Notice I didn’t say “his?”)

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    • tengrain says:

      I know that all pardons are permanent and that he cannot be tried for the same crime again. Just like all the others, he would be home free.

      Rgds,

      TG

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      • Infidel753 says:

        So The Joker will pardon The Penguin. Seems fitting.

        If what he did violated state law, in theory he could be re-tried on state charges. The presidential pardon power doesn’t apply to state convictions, only to federal ones.

        Who knows, someone might even try it, either to pwn Trump or to assert the principle of judicial independence from the executive. Trump would be mad as hell, though.

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      • Dennis Cole says:

        TG – But HE’S the one requesting another trial; a preeminent strike, as it were, appealing before the sentencing phase of the trial, which is quite unusual, and it’s causing a delay in the impositioning. I think. It’s why I’m so confused – Double Jeopardy doesn’t enter in the deliberations over his request, because he HAS been found guilty, but this judge is fuming because of the delaying tactics being employed by the other side.
        From all Tweets and appearances, tRump is practically salivating at the chance of issuing one of the most important pardons of the year, er, his entire administration, this is removing his thumb after loudly blowing a “Bronx Cheer,” and jabbing it forcefully in our collective eyes.

        And even more are certain to follow; wasn’t the plot line of one of the “Batman” movies all about one of the Criminal Masterminds releasing ALL the occupants of Gotham’s most High-Security Prison, or Arkham Mental Asylum, or some such, with expectant results?

        And I’ve been reading about the back-channel finangling chicaneries involved, in persuading a chosen few certain officials to not just offer a recommendation, but to go all-out with what were almost adulations, they were so preposterous.

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