WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal judge on Thursday sentenced Donald Trump's longtime adviser, Roger Stone, to three and four months in prison and said his lies to lawmakers investigating Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election is a threat to American democracy. .
In a stern lecture during the hour-long sentencing hearing for the veteran Republican administration, US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson also issued an implicit reprimand against Trump, who attacked her with with juries and prosecutors in high-level cases.
There is nothing unjust, fake or humiliating about the investigation or prosecution, Mr. Jackson said, citing the words the president of the Republic had used.
Lawyer Stone Stone has asked him not to jail. Stone, 67, who has been a friend and adviser to Trump for decades, was convicted on November 15 of all seven counts of lying to Congress, obstructing justice and faking.
He was not prosecuted – as some have complained – for standing for president. He was indicted for covering up the president, Mr. Jackson said.
The truth still exists. Truth still matters, Drake Jackson said. The Roger Roger Stone, who insists it is not aggression, arrogance, pride of our own lies, is a threat to our fundamental institutions – to The foundation of our democracy.
The judge also said Stone knew exactly what he was doing when he posted an image on social media …
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