The Roger Stone saga is likely far from over, but that hasn’t stopped several of the parties involved from providing fireworks this week.
Stone, who is a longtime pal of President Donald Trump, has been an agent provocateur in Washington DC for decades, beginning with the well-documented loyalty to Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal that would eventually for his to resident from the White House.
There’s even a tricky Dick tattoo on Roger Stone’s back in honor of the fiasco.
Now, as Stone awaits the final adjudication of his case for lying to Congress in the “RussiaGate” investigation, the judge in the case is ripping his legal team for attempting to replace her.
Judge Army Berman Jackson, who presided over the case of former Trump adviser Roger Stone, denied Stone’s request that she be removed from deciding whether he can have a new trial, writing Sunday that his motion seemed to be “nothing more than an attempt to use the court’s docket to disseminate a statement for public consumption that has the words ‘judge’ and ‘biased’ in it.”
Stone was sentenced to over three years in prison last Thursday following his conviction in November on charges of lying to Congress and intimidating a witness in connection with the Trump-Russia probe.
Stone’s defense team filed a motion Friday arguing that Jackson’s statement that the jury in the case had “served with integrity” should disqualify her from presiding as Stone pursued his bid for a new trial.
Stone’s proximity to Donald Trump has made for heavy speculation that a pardon could be coming, with the President himself often hinting at such a maneuver via his Twitter activity.