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Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Gabriel Sherman: According to sources, Trump has told people he wants to commute Stone's sentence before Stone reports to prison on July 14. Sources say the West Wing is at war over a possible Stone commutation. White House counsel Pat Cipollone is against the move, and even Attorney General Bill Barr is opposed. "Barr has told Trump not to do it, and if he does there will be a mutiny at DOJ," said a source briefed on the internal debates.

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People close to Trump fear he won't listen. "You can't underestimate how hard it is to get information through to him," a Republican close to the White House said. "When you talk to him, he just talks at you. He doesn't like to read memos, so there's not really a way to get through to him. Everyone agrees." (The White House declined to comment.)
Well, at least it appears that Trump isn't going to pardon Roger Stone, just merely commute his sentence. The neat thing about this leaked disclosure is that we'll find out one way or another in less than a week whether Trump's expressed desires will at last cause a mass uprising and likely exodus in the Department of Justice. On the heels of the Flynn travesty of injustice, a naked commutation of Stone's sentence would be an unmistakable admission that friends of Trump (and Trump himself) are effectively above the law - unable to be punished for their transgressions even after juries or plea admissions prove clear guilt on their charges.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-07-08 08:30 PM | Reply

"You can't underestimate how hard it is to get information through to him,"

Thanks to Sniper and Boaz, we know how hard it can be.
Not surprisingly, that's exactly what Sniper and Boaz love about him: his intransigent pig-headed ignorance.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-07-08 08:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

... "Barr has told Trump not to do it, and if he does there will be a mutiny at DOJ," ...

Reminds me of a cartoon...

AG Barr at his DoJ office...
www.realclearpolitics.com

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-07-08 08:43 PM | Reply

Let Stone and Cohen share a cell with a 350lb bisexual man named Bubba.

#4 | Posted by Jaspar at 2020-07-10 01:17 AM | Reply

Sniper and Boaz love about him: his intransigent pig-headed ignorance.

#2 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

Birds of a feather....and all that.

#5 | Posted by kudzu at 2020-07-10 10:49 AM | Reply

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