Judge in Roger Stone case knocks Trump admin for reducing sentencing guidelines
Judge Amy Berman Jackson seemed to take a swipe at Attorney General William Barr’s Justice Department over the sentencing recommendations for Roger Stone.
At a court hearing on Thursday, Jackson addressed the fact that prosecutors had asked for a more lenient sentence for Stone. The judge noted that it was unusual for the government to take the side of the defendant in criminal cases.
And there's our first mention of a pardon, but not for Stone. Judge notes one sentencing letter was from someone wh… https://t.co/tMpV52PyeL— Josh Gerstein (@Josh Gerstein)1582211499.0
Judge is accusing Ginsberg of double standard. Sometimes wants FBI/Mueller issues considered. Sometimes not. Ginsbe… https://t.co/WNHUlxfmnG— Josh Gerstein (@Josh Gerstein)1582213087.0
@nycsouthpaw @politico @CNBC Judge Jackson rules that Stone's obstruction of justice conviction sentence should be… https://t.co/PnhEZkAYVa— Darren Samuelsohn (@Darren Samuelsohn)1582213223.0