President Donald Trump said Tuesday that both the judge and the jury foreperson in the trial of Roger Stone were "totally biased." His comments occurred during a hearing in which Judge Amy Berman Jackson considered a new trial for Stone after reports that jury foreperson Tomeka Hart was anti-Trump.
President Donald Trump told a rally crowd in Las Vegas that the foreperson of the jury in Roger Stone's trial was "jumping up and down" after Stone's verdict was announced. "She did terrible things and said terrible things," Trump said.
President Donald Trump's possible pardon of convicted former adviser Roger Stone would show "real contempt" for the Department of Justice said ABC legal analyst Dan Abrams Thursday. Abrams said if Trump were to make that decision, it would "put him at odds with his Department of Justice."
"For those of you who are new to this or woke up last week and became persuaded that the guidelines were too harsh," Judge Amy Berman Jackson said in court, the recommendation is "advisory and not mandatory."
"I can't think of any president in recent modern history that has repeatedly made public statements about pending criminal investigations, prosecutions or trials with the intent to influence them," former DOJ official David Laufman said.
Attorney General Bill Barr's criticisms of President Donald Trump's tweets about ongoing cases will cast a pall on Trump's post-impeachment tirade, said Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Maggie Haberman. "I can't see [Trump] hearing this and saying, 'Yes, I get it. That's cool,'" Haberman said.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson insisted that President Donald Trump must pardon his former adviser Roger Stone, warning that "the Russia lie" will be validated if the convicted felon serves a single day behind bars.
"We have repeatedly warned you and your predecessors that the misuse of our criminal justice system for political purposes is both dangerous to our democracy," the House committee wrote in a letter to Barr.
Former U.S. Attorney Harry Litman said Wednesday on CNN that he believes the judge in the case of convicted Trump adviser Roger Stone will give him the original sentence of between 7-9 years despite the recommendation of a lighter sentence by the Department of Justice.