politics
The Roger Stone Sentencing Dispute
Feb 13, 2020 at 09:35 PM

The Quick Facts

  • This week, federal prosecutors issued a sentencing recommendation for Trump ally Roger Stone, asking the judge to give Stone between 7 and 9 years in prison.
  • Stone was convicted last November of seven crimes, including obstruction of justice, lying to Congress, and witness tampering. He is scheduled to be sentenced next week.
  • President Trump raised objections to the sentencing recommendation via Twitter, calling it “very horrible and unfair” and a “miscarriage of justice.”
  • Later that day, the Justice Department took the rare step of overruling the prosecutors and saying it will lower the amount of prison time recommended.
  • In response, all four prosecutors resigned from the case in protest.

Food For Thought

Did the Justice Department overrule prosecutors in the Roger Stone case because of pressure from the president? Was the original sentencing recommendation too harsh?

Share this Topic

Vox

Roger Stone DOJ resignations show how Trump is attacking democracy

Zack Beauchamp
View Original Article
Reader Highlights

Readers submitted these quotes as representative "highlights" from this op-ed:

What do you think of this point of view?

Vote to see how others feel.
  • agree
  • disagree
  • undecided

Share this page

The Washington Post

This is one of the most odious achievements of Trump’s presidency

Harry Litman
View Original Article
Reader Highlights

Readers submitted these quotes as representative "highlights" from this op-ed:

What do you think of this point of view?

Vote to see how others feel.
  • agree
  • disagree
  • undecided

Share this page

The Federalist

Why A Nine-Year Prison Sentence For Roger Stone Is Insane

Caroline Court
View Original Article
Reader Highlights

Readers submitted these quotes as representative "highlights" from this op-ed:

What do you think of this point of view?

Vote to see how others feel.
  • agree
  • disagree
  • undecided

Share this page

Fox News

In Roger Stone case, AG Barr is right to object to long prison sentence

Brett Tolman
View Original Article
Reader Highlights

Readers submitted these quotes as representative "highlights" from this op-ed:

What do you think of this point of view?

Vote to see how others feel.
  • agree
  • disagree
  • undecided

Share this page

Click a square to view opinions.
Left-Leaning Responses
Right-Leaning Responses