BREAKING: Judge rejects secret request by Roger Stone as Trump hints at possible pardon

FEBRUARY 12, 2020

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A judge rejected Roger Stone’s previously secret request for a new criminal trial, according to a court filing unsealed Wednesday, just as Pesident Donald Trump said that his longtime friend and political advisor was treated “very badly” by prosecutors.

A Republican operative who is a self-proclaimed dirty trickster, Stone was convicted last fall of lying to Congress about his contacts with the document disclosure group WikiLeaks during the 2016 presidential election, and witness tampering by pressuring his associate, comedian Randy Credico, to endorse his lies.

The article goes on to state the following:

The career prosecutors, who had proposed a prison term of between seven to nine years for Stone, quit the case after learning that the Justice Department would urge a lighter prison term than that.

Trump wouldn’t answer whether he was considering a pardon for Stone.

“I don’t want to say yet,” Trump replied when asked.

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“Judge Amy Berman Jackson has *denied* a sealed motion by STONE for a new trial,” Kyle Cheney with Politico tweeted.

“Judge Amy Berman Jackson denied Roger Stone’s request for a new trial based on the claim that she rejected his request to strike a juror, in an order from last week just unsealed. No mention of DOJ sentencing memo or four federal prosecutors who withdrew from the case,” tweeted Megan Mineiro with Courthouse News.

“A judge rejected Roger Stone’s previously secret request for a new criminal trial, according to a court filing unsealed Wednesday, just as Trump said that his longtime friend and political advisor was treated ‘very badly’ by prosecutors,” Bruno J. Navarro tweeted.

“Judge Amy Berman Jackson has rejected a request by Roger Stone for a new trial,” tweeted MSNBC’s Kyle Griffin. “Jackson said Stone’s lawyers had ‘not presented grounds for a new trial … or any reason to believe there has been “a serious miscarriage of justice.”‘”

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