Roger Stone Deserves a Pardon – Sooner Rather Than Later
Fired Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch took the witness stand to testify in the second round of “public” impeachment hearings being conducted by the House Intelligence Committee. Yovanovitch was sworn in before her testimony.
She promised to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Then, she immediately told Congress a lie during her opening statement. This is beyond question – we all saw it on live TV.
Yovanovitch said in her opening statement – while she was under oath – that the Obama administration had never discussed concerns with her about Hunter Biden’s sweet deal with Ukrainian gas company Burisma.
“Neither he [Joe Biden] or the previous administration ever raised the issue of either Burisma or Hunter Biden with me,” stated Yovanovitch, emphatically.
But later during Yovanovitch’s testimony, Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) asked her if she was coached by the Obama administration about Burisma and Hunter Biden as she was preparing for her 2016 confirmation hearing in front of the US Senate.
Yovanovitch’s response: “Yes.”
Is Marie Yovanovitch about to be subject to a pre-dawn raid of her home by the FBI? Will two dozen agents armed with machine guns and armored SUVs show up in the dark and aim their rifles at her? Will she have to go through the embarrassment of being arrested on national television, because a CNN camera just so happens to be stationed across the street from her house at 4 in the morning when the FBI arrives?
In a fair society with a consistent system of justice, Marie Yovanovitch might have to worry about that happening to her. But since the American Deep State wants to run the country as a banana republic now, Marie Yovanovitch won’t even get the equivalent of an angry letter from the State Department for the crime of directly lying to Congress.
The police state tactics of having a SWAT team bang on your door at 4 a.m. for CNN’s cameras is only reserved for people who support Donald Trump. As we all remember, that’s exactly how Roger Stone was treated as a result of the ultimately fruitless Mueller witch hunt.
Roger Stone didn’t lie to Congress. He misremembered details on two-year-old email chains, and the FBI charged him with “lying.”
Stone was just found guilty on seven federal counts, in a kangaroo court case overseen by the same Obama-appointed judge that tried and convicted Paul Manafort. As one of the conditions of the trial, Judge Amy Berman Jackson placed a gag order on Roger Stone that forbid him from speaking on social media, television or radio.
Roger Stone was such a threat to our republic, according to Berman Jackson, that his First Amendment right to freedom of speech had to be suspended.
Stone’s sentencing will be handed down in February of 2020. The 67-year-old friend of Donald Trump faces a maximum of 50 years in prison. Media talking heads are speculating that judge will go light on Roger Stone, by only sentencing the old man to 20 years.
Either way, it’s very likely that Roger Stone will now die in prison for far less serious “crimes” than former Ambassador Yovanovitch just committed on live television.
Remember: Roger Stone did not collude with Russia or WikiLeaks in 2016. According to the Mueller Report, no US person had done any such thing. Even Carter Page, the guy who was falsely proclaimed to be a “Russian asset” in the Mueller Report, was not charged with a crime by Mueller.
All of Roger Stone’s crimes were “process crimes.” He was charged for things that happened as a result of the Mueller investigation, which was ultimately proven to be an illegitimate and partisan exercise. Roger Stone’s only real “crime” was that he supported Donald Trump in the 2016 election.
And that is exactly why President Trump had better start issuing presidential pardons to his jailed allies very soon. The systems in The Swamp are now so corrupt that the only way to begin unraveling it is to push back. Trump needs to do this for his allies.
Here’s a very serious question:
Would you be willing to work for the Trump 2020 campaign for the next year, knowing that there is a very real chance that you will spend the rest of your life in prison for doing so? If Trump doesn’t start issuing pardons very soon, he may be hard-pressed to find people willing to take on the Deep State for Round 2.