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Brain Dead‽

First he incites anger against a Federal Judge and too late he apologizes on the advice of counsel. Now Roger Stone in big trouble over an Instagram post.

Federal Judge Amy Berman Jackson is not known for her sense of humor, as
Paul Manafort discovered. She gave Stone somewhat lenient bail conditions so he could continue to live in Florida while awaiting trial. She may decide he needs closer supervision of the sort provided by a jail.

Stone does not seem to understand how much trouble he is in. He has gotten away with so much for decades that he seems to believe nothing bad is going to happen to him. He is wrong. Mueller happened and Roger is in very deep manure.

4 comments

1 Kryten42 { 02.21.19 at 6:20 pm }

I was laughing when I read Judge Jackson sentence for Stone. Sweeeeet poetic justice! She must have been smirking like the Cheshire cat!😼

Judge doesn’t throw Roger Stone in jail, instead hands him an even worse punishment

2 Bryan { 02.22.19 at 9:22 pm }

She doesn’t smile much, and is running out of patience with Trump’s friends. Stone is going to get jerked back to reality if he screws up again. You do not, whether you are an attorney, witness, or defendant, annoy a sitting Federal judge. They have the power to throw you in a cell for the rest of your life on contempt charges – no trial and no real recourse if you piss them off. Stone is an arrogant asshole who has managed to avoid real consequences, but he is in the major leagues now.

3 Badtux { 02.23.19 at 9:45 am }

Well, as Sheriff Joe Arpaio proved, there is a recourse for contempt charges, and that’s a Presidential pardon. Perhaps Stone knows something we don’t know?

4 Bryan { 02.23.19 at 11:28 am }

That was for criminal contempt for violating a court order which is an actual violation of a law. If you get thrown in for annoying the judge, the judge gets to schedule or not schedule your next court appearance and you haven’t been charged with or convicted of any crime that can be pardoned. You are essentially in pre-trial detention or ‘purgatory’.