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Judge takes firm approach toward Roger Stone ahead of sentencing


Added 02-20-20 11:29:02am EST - “The judge in the case of longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone appeared to take a firm stance toward the Republican operative ahead of deciding how severe Stone's punishment should be for making false statements to investigators during…” - Foxnews.com

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The judge in the case of longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone appeared to take a firm stance toward the Republican operative ahead of deciding how severe Stone's punishment should be for making false statements to investigators during the Trump-Russia probe.

The federal courthouse in Washington was packed as spectators awaited Berman Jackson’s decision on a sentence.

Stone attorney Seth Ginsberg downplayed the charges, saying there was no real planning or preparation involved in the obstruction conviction against Stone that would justify an aggravating enhancement of the sentencing guidelines.

Jackson also referenced how Stone had violated court orders not to talk about the case, accusing him of “intimidating behavior” including a social media post that included a picture of her with what looked like gun crosshairs over her head. Stone blamed staff for the Instagram post, but the judge sharply rebuked him.

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