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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Even after Trump's controversial act of clemency for his longtime friend and political booster, Stone's conviction from November -- for lying to Congress during the probe into Russian election interference -- is still intact.

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..."A pardon includes acceptance of guilt and ends the appeals process. The commutation allows me to go forward with the appeals," Stone said in a text message on Saturday.

Mimi Rocah, a former federal prosecutor in Manhattan who wasn't involved in Stone's case, predicted that Stone's push for a new trial "will fail, but that is at least part of why" he was only commuted by the president.

The commutation could also benefit Trump by making it easier for Stone -- a self-described political dirty trickster -- to plead his Fifth Amendment constitutional right against self-incrimination if he's subpoenaed. That would be harder to do if he'd been pardoned, said Rocah, a Democratic candidate for District Attorney in Westchester, New York....



#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-07-11 02:48 PM | Reply

Paywall

#2 | Posted by a_monson at 2020-07-11 04:39 PM | Reply

I can read it, though I do clear browser history when the browser closes.

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-07-11 04:47 PM | Reply

So we are going to waste more money on this boondoggle? Let's just move on.

#4 | Posted by gtjr at 2020-07-11 08:55 PM | Reply

Let's just move on.

Tell that to Mr. Stone.

#5 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-07-11 09:17 PM | Reply

@#4 ... this boondoggle? ...

Please explain that which you call a boondoggle, and why you ascribe such an appellation to it.

Thx.

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-07-11 09:36 PM | Reply

So we are going to waste more money on this boondoggle? Let's just move on.

#4 | POSTED BY GTJRM

Yeah! We need to get back to Hillary and her emails and don't forget BENGHAZI! Lock her up!

And what about the Oranges? We must find the Oranges of the investigations!

Also, there is a lot of golfing still to be done!

Trumpy has only been golfing for 275 days and only spent 200 million taxpayer dollars golfing. I am sure there is still some golfing money and a few months left to golf on the taxpayers dime while hundreds of thousand of Americans lay sick and dying.

#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-07-12 11:06 AM | Reply

So we are going to waste more money on this boondoggle? Let's just move on.

#4 | POSTED BY GTJRM

Take it out of Orange Adolf's golf budget we pay for.

#8 | Posted by a_monson at 2020-07-13 12:02 AM | Reply

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