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Judge on Roger Stone Demand That She Disqualify Herself: No

His lawyers argued that Jackson is biased

(Newser) - The judge overseeing Roger Stone's case has firmly rejected his defense team's demand that she step aside because of alleged bias. US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who sentenced the Trump ally to 40 months in prison last week, dismissed the motion to disqualify her as a publicity... More »

Roger Stone Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison

But his request for a new trial is still under consideration

(Newser) - Three years, four months. That was the sentence imposed on Roger Stone Thursday by a federal judge. Whether the longtime Trump ally will spend even a minute in prison, however, remains up in the air. Judge Amy Berman Jackson handed down the sentence in the politically charged case, though the... More »

Stone's Sentencing Will Proceed, but There's a Catch

He won't start serving time until judge considers request for new trial

(Newser) - Roger Stone will learn his fate as scheduled on Thursday. The federal judge in his case on Tuesday refused to delay sentencing on his conviction for lying to Congress and witness tampering, reports NBC News . However, Judge Amy Berman Jackson said the longtime Trump ally would not have to start... More »

Trump Responds After Barr's Surprise Criticism

President declares the legal right to direct attorney general how to handle cases

(Newser) - Attorney General William Barr made big headlines Thursday when he slammed President Trump for tweeting so much about the Justice Department. Barr said those tweets—including the president's criticism of the department over the sentencing recommendation for Trump ally Roger Stone—made it "impossible" for him to do... More »

Barr Has a Problem With Trump Tweets

'I think it’s time to stop the tweeting about Department of Justice criminal cases'

(Newser) - President Trump tweeted "congratulations" to Attorney General William Barr Wednesday after the Justice Department got involved with the Roger Stone case , causing many to wonder whether Barr was acting at Trump's request on behalf of the president's longtime confidant. Now, Barr himself tells ABC News he was... More »

Bad News for Roger Stone

Judge rejects request for a new trial

(Newser) - Roger Stone has received support from high places this week, including word that the Justice Department would seek a lighter sentence in his case, but one announcement did not break his way. A judge has rejected Stone's request for a new trial, CNN reports. The decision was reached last... More »

As Roger Stone Questions Swirl, Barr Agrees to Testify

Attorney general will appear before House Judiciary Committee March 31

(Newser) - Attorney General William Barr has agreed to testify before the House Judiciary Committee next month, appearing for the first time before the panel as questions swirl about whether he intervened in the case of a longtime ally of President Trump. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler released a letter Wednesday... More »

Trump Tweets About Stone Case, Praises Barr

President congratulates the AG for 'taking charge'

(Newser) - President Trump began his Wednesday with words of praise for Attorney General Bill Barr, tweeting his "congratulations" to Barr "for taking charge of a case that was totally out of control and perhaps should not have even been brought." He's referring to the Roger Stone case,... More »

Report: Pulling of Nomination Linked to Stone, Flynn Cases

Jessie Liu was in line for senior Treasury role

(Newser) - Jessie Liu, the former US attorney for the District of Columbia, had her nomination for a senior Treasury Department role abruptly withdrawn amid controversy over cases linked to Robert Mueller's investigation, insiders say. Liu, who was nominated by President Trump in December for a position overseeing economic sanctions, was... More »

All 4 Prosecutors Quit Roger Stone Case After DOJ's 'Extraordinary Step'

Department of Justice issues a lower sentencing recommendation

(Newser) - President Trump called it "horrible and very unfair," and he's apparently not entirely alone in that take. Following prosecutors' Monday recommendation that longtime Trump ally Roger Stone serve 7 to 9 years for lying to Congress and witness tampering, a senior Justice Department official on Tuesday called... More »

Trump Calls Stone Sentencing Request 'Disgraceful'

Prosecutors recommend 7 to 9 years

(Newser) - In a move deemed "disgraceful" by President Trump, federal prosecutors have recommended a sentence of 7 to 9 years for his old friend and former campaign adviser Roger Stone. In a sentencing memo filed Monday, prosecutors asked for a sentence of 87 to 108 months for the 67-year-old, saying... More »

Trump Talks Pelosi, North Korea, Melania's Gift

'I'm still working on a Christmas present,' president says of the first lady

(Newser) - President Trump delivered Christmas Eve greetings to US troops in a video call—during which he acknowledged he hadn't picked up a gift for his wife yet—but he was in less of a holiday mood afterward when speaking with reporters. Some highlights:
  • Nancy Pelosi: Trump again slammed the
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House Lawyer Reveals More Trouble for Trump

Congress investigating whether he lied to Mueller, which could factor into impeachment inquiry

(Newser) - More potential trouble for President Trump: The House is investigating whether he lied to Robert Mueller, which could provide more fodder in the impeachment inquiry, reports the New York Times . The revelation came Monday from the House general counsel. While in federal court in DC arguing for the release of... More »

Trump Responds to Roger Stone Conviction

'What about Crooked Hillary,' he tweets

(Newser) - While facing his own legal issues, President Trump has avoided saying whether he would pardon Roger Stone if his longtime associate were to be convicted. Now that that's happened , the president will have to decide whether to commute Stone's sentence or issue a pardon in the middle of... More »

Verdict for Roger Stone a 'Remarkable Downfall'

Longtime Trump ally found guilty on all counts of lying to Congress, witness tampering

(Newser) - Jurors reached a verdict Friday in the trial of Roger Stone, a longtime friend and ally of President Trump who was charged with lying to Congress and witness tampering. And the verdict is: guilty on all counts, per USA Today , which calls the development a "remarkable downfall for the... More »

Roger Stone's Trial Opens in a 'Baffling' Way

He departs the room ill; someone then collapses

(Newser) - Jury selection began Tuesday in the trial of Roger Stone, a longtime Republican provocateur and former confidant of President Trump who faces charges related to his alleged efforts to exploit the Russian-hacked Hillary Clinton emails for political gain. Stone, who is known for his sartorial flair, showed up to the... More »

Judge Orders Roger Stone to Quit Posting During Case

Trump confidant has mocked prosecution on Instagram

(Newser) - No more Instagram for Roger Stone. Facebook and Twitter are out, too. A federal judge barred Stone from posting on social media Tuesday after finding that the longtime confidant of President Trump repeatedly flouted her gag order, the AP reports. Stone, who is charged with lying in the Russia investigation,... More »

What Assange Was Shouting During Arrest

He's heard saying the UK 'must resist,' apparently in reference to his extradition to US

(Newser) - Julian Assange did not appear to go willingly when he was arrested Thursday in London. Video shown on CNN shows police officers pulling a clearly agitated Assange from the Ecuadorian Embassy and ushering him into a police van. The 47-year-old Assange, seen with a full gray beard and gray hair,... More »

Explosive Michael Cohen Testimony Released

He calls Trump 'racist,' 'conman'

(Newser) - President Trump is in Vietnam—and he is not going to have a good morning after he sees the explosive testimony Michael Cohen is going to deliver to the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday. Cohen, Trump's personal lawyer for more than a decade, describes his former boss as a... More »

Roger Stone Hit With Full Gag Order

Judge imposes it after Trump confidant's Instagram post

(Newser) - A federal judge ordered Roger Stone not to discuss his criminal case with anyone and issued a stinging reprimand Thursday over the longtime Trump confidant's decision to post a photo on Instagram of the judge with what appeared to be the crosshairs of a gun. US District Judge Amy... More »

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