Roger Stone

Roger Stone, a longtime adviser of Donald Trump,  is about to enter a waiting vehicle after exiting the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse at 4:10 p.m. on Thursday Feb. 21, 2019 in Washington D.C. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson had just  banned Stone from speaking publicly about his case.  Stone is facing charges from Special Counsel Robert Mueller that he lied to Congress and engaged in witness tampering. (Photo by Jeff Malet)
Where Things Stand: Judge On Stone Case Speaks For First Time Since Sentencing Scandal Prime Badge
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The judge on Roger Stone’s case will hold a “scheduling” conference call with both Stone’s defense team and the prosecution within the hour, speaking publicly for the first time since the debacle over the Justice Department’s sentencing recommendation for Stone spiraled out of control early last week.

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From Facebook To CNN To Fever Swamps: How Bogus Stone Juror Story Emerged Prime Badge

How did we get to this point?

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WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, JANUARY 9, 2020:U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during her weekly press conference at HVC Studio A in Washington, DC.
on May 1, 2018 in Washington, DC.
Where Things Stand: Echoes Of Obstruction Prime Badge
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The debate over whether President Trump pressured the attorney general to shorten his former associate Roger Stone’s sentencing recommendation or if the Justice Department acted on its own is missing the point. This is all bad.

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UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 03: Hogan Gidley, White House deputy press secretary, arrives to the Capitol before the continuation of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on Monday, February 3, 2020. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 7: Randy Credico arrives at U.S. District Court, September 7, 2018 in Washington, DC. Credico, a comedian with ties to Roger Stone, was subpoenaed by special counsel Robert Mueller and will testify before the grand jury on Friday. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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