Roger Stone Found Guilty, Trump Calls it a “Double Standard Like Never Seen Before”

Former Trump advisor Roger Stone has been found guilty of lying during a House investigation.

Moments ago, President Trump reacted to the verdict, calling it a “double standard like never seen before in the history of our Country.”

So they now convict Roger Stone of lying and want to jail him for many years to come. Well, what about Crooked Hillary, Comey, Strzok, Page, McCabe, Brennan, Clapper, Shifty Schiff, Ohr & Nellie, Steele & all of the others, including even Mueller himself? Didn’t they lie?….

….A double standard like never seen before in the history of our Country?

Speculation has already begun as to whether Stone will receive a pardon or have his sentence commutation to keep Stone out of serving prison time.

WATCH:

From Politico

Roger Stone is guilty, and now his future might rest in Donald Trump’s hands.

A federal jury on Friday found the longtime Republican provocateur guilty on all charges for thwarting a House investigation into Russia’s 2016 election interference, opening up a political pandora’s box for a president already facing pressure from his conservative base to issue a pardon.

Stone’s fate was sealed after a trial that spanned just over a week, which concluded with unanimous guilty verdicts against Stone on five felony counts of lying to investigators, one count of obstructing a Congressional probe and one count of witness tampering.

Stone stood and braced himself with his fingers on the counsel table as the seven guilty verdicts were read. He showed no visible reaction, but he put on his glasses to look at the jurors as the nine women and three men were then polled individually at the defense’s request to confirm their agreement with the verdicts.

Following the string of guilty verdicts, the prosecution urged U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson to have Stone, who has been free on bail, immediately taken into custody. Jackson, looking somewhat surprised, turned down the request. But she did take the unusual step of leaving Stone under the same prohibitive restrictions he’s been facing for months, including a gag order that restricts him from speaking publicly or using social media to discuss his case.

As jurors filed out of the courtroom, the rest of those present stood, but Stone was slow to rise from his seat. Nearby, longtime Stone ally Michael Caputo, a former Trump campaign aide, stood pat in this seat, prompting a stir in the courtroom. When court officials finally told Caputo to get up, he turned his back on the jury as it left. A security officer quickly escorted Caputo out as the court session continued.

“All the way out,” the officer said.

Security was tight in the courtroom as the verdict came in, with at least half a dozen deputy marshals and other officers on hand to maintain order, protect the jurors and take custody of Stone if the judge ordered that.

As Stone emerged from the courtroom, he raised his eyebrows and flashed a half-smile at reporters waiting for him in the hallway. A few minutes later, before leaving the courthouse in a black Honda SUV with a rideshare driver who looked baffled by the swarm of TV cameras and reporters, Stone was asked if had had any comment on the verdicts.

“None whatsoever,” he replied.

As the proceedings concluded, Stone’s daughter Adria fought back tears, embracing Stone’s wife Nydia in the first row of the spectator section. “He’s going to be alright,” Nydia Stone said.

Friday’s guilty verdicts represent the biggest victory for prosecutors in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe since former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was convicted on eight felony charges at a trial in northern Virginia over a year ago. In the courtroom for Stone’s trial, there were ample signs of the case’s origins.

Stone’s fate now rests in part with Trump, who has the power to issue an election-season pardon or commutation to spare one of his longest-running political advisers any jail time. While the president has danced around the question for months, he tweeted about the verdict within minutes of it being read in open court.

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