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Roger Stone is Guilty as Hell

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Good news -- Trump's lifelong henchman and partner in crime, Roger Stone, has been found guilty on all seven counts he was charged with.

Among other things, a federal jury has found Stone guilty of lying to Congress, obstruction of justice, and witness tampering.

From Reuters:

Prosecutors accused Stone of telling lawmakers five different lies related to WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange, which in 2016 dumped a series of damaging emails about Clinton that U.S. intelligence officials and Special Counsel Robert Mueller later concluded had been stolen by Russian hackers.

Some of those lies relate to the existence of certain texts or emails, while others pertain to Stone’s conversations with Trump campaign officials and a supposed “intermediary” with WikiLeaks in early August 2016 whom Stone identified to lawmakers as being comedian Randy Credico. [...]

Stone, a close Trump ally who famously has the face of former president Richard Nixon tattooed on his back, was also accused of tampering with a witness, Credico, when Credico was summoned to testify before Congress and speak with the FBI.

In emails and texts, the jury saw messages that Stone had sent Credico that included comments like “Prepare to die,” “You’re a rat. A stoolie,” and “Stonewall it. Plead the Fifth. Anything to save the plan,” in a reference to a famous Nixon Watergate quote.

"Prepare to die."

It doesn't get much more incriminating than that.

As ironclad and self-evident as the case against Stone may have been, that doesn't mean Trump won't pardon him. Trump and Stone have been partners for decades and Stone has been involved in some of Trump's shadiest real estate gambits and smear campaigns.

All other evidence aside, Stone also had the fact that he generally looks and behaves like a Batman villain working against him.

  • muselet

    Given that Donald Trump immediately tweeted about how unfair it was for Roger Stone to be convicted and not Hillary Clinton and the usual arm-long list of bogeymen, I’d say Trump will definitely pardon Stone, possibly before the first round of appeals.

    –alopecia

  • Draxiar

    Pardon powers should be able to go only so far.

    • waspuppet

      The people who invented the pardon power never anticipated that we’d have a president who actively hates America.

      • Draxiar

        That seems to be true about many things in regards to all branches of government.