The long and much talked about trial of Roger Stone ended today with him being sentenced to serve 40 months in prison. Stone, who a was an informal adviser to Donald Trump, may not serve and of that time as it’s thought a pardon from the President could be on it’s way.
Still, on Thursday afternoon, the conservative “dirty trickster” still had to sit in court today and hear from Judge Amy Berman Jackson. The judge had little nice to say about Stone calling him “deeply insecure” and saying that he “craves attention.”
During the sentencing, Judge Berman Jackson remarked, “At his core, Mr. Stone is an insecure person who craves and recklessly pursues attention.”
The Judge was also quick to hand wave any idea that Stone was the victim in the case, an idea propagated by Fox News’ host Tucker Carlson. “He was not prosecuted, as some have claimed, for standing up for the president,” said Berman Jackon. “He was prosecuted for covering up for the president.”
Stone likes to portray himself as a loveable and playful rogue. The Judge did not feel this was at all representative of his character. She continued, “The defendant lied about a matter of great national and international significance. This is not campaign hijinks. This is not just Roger being Roger. There was nothing unfair, phony, or disgraceful about the investigation or the prosecution.”
“The defendant lied about a matter of great national and international significance. This is not campaign hijinks. This is not just Roger being Roger.”
“There was nothing unfair, phony, or disgraceful about the investigation or the prosecution."
— Andrew Prokop (@awprokop) February 20, 2020
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com and Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology and spending time at the shore with his family.