Roger Stone proclaims support for Britney Spears in this weird new video

Roger Stone was convicted of witness intimidation and lying to Congress.

GIFs of Roger Stone tweaking at his deposition

I took these from the incredible footage of Roger Stone struggling to contain his rage at a deposition, as published by Politico. The full context does not make it less bizarre or feral; Stone long ago entered the kingdom of the unwell, but rarely is he so adeptly prodded into revealing himself as he is.

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Roger Stone sentenced to 40 months (3 years + 4 months) in prison

Roger Stone, political operative and longtime confidant of President Trump, is sentenced to 40 months in prison by a federal judge who condemned his lies to Congress, witness tampering, and obstruction. Read the rest

Trump asked about Roger Stone pardon: “I don't want to say that yet...”

President Trump today was asked by a reporter if he would pardon Roger Stone. Read the rest

Tuesday Afternoon Massacre: More federal prosecutors resign from Roger Stone case, some quit DOJ entirely

What is Bill Barr about to do for Roger Stone on behalf of Donald Trump?

Whatever it is, that seems to be what's behind the “Tuesday Afternoon Massacre.”

More AUSAs resign from the Roger Stone case on the same day the DoJ intervened on Trump's behalf.

Earlier today, top Mueller prosecutor Aaron Zelinsky resigned from his position as AUSA in the DC office, but still works in MD... for now.

Jonathan Kravis became the second -- in a statement he said he "has resigned as an Assistant United States Attorney and therefore no longer represents the government in this case."

A third AUSA, Adam Jed, another Mueller veteran, just withdrew.

And a new DOJ attorney, John Crabb Jr., has entered his appearance.

These are the ones we know about, from court filings. At the least, three AUSA have resigned so far. Are there or will there be more?

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Top Mueller prosecutor Aaron Zelinsky resigns from Roger Stone case, and Special Assistant United States Attorney, 'effective immediately'

BREAKING NEWS: Top Robert Mueller prosecutor Aaron S.J. Zelinsky resigns from the Roger Stone case, effective immediately, he tells the court in a filing.

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Trump DoJ steps in to shorten Roger Stone’s prison sentence (which is yet to be announced)

BREAKING NEWS: High level Department of Justice officials are intervening to try to shorten Roger Stone’s still-unannounced prison sentence, multiple news agencies report on Tuesday. Read the rest

Donald Trump comments on Roger Stone conviction

Well this is awkward.

Donald Trump, a very normal and innocent President of the United States, just tweeted:

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?....

LOL.

Who is next?

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Roger Stone, you've been THUNDERSTRUCK

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Trump advisor Roger Stone convicted for obstruction of justice

Roger Stone was found guilty of lying to a Congressional House committee about his involvement with Wikileaks and for witness tampering. The jury deliberated for eight hours before convicting him of all seven counts. The 67-year-old felon could serve up to 50 years in prison.

NPR:

In the indictment, Stone was accused of lying to the House Intelligence Committee about his efforts to discover what WikiLeaks planned to do with thousands of hacked Democratic emails it had in its possession. The House committee was conducting its own investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election. WikiLeaks ultimately did release the emails during the campaign, which became a major talking point of the election that Donald Trump went on to win.

Washington Post:

In arguments and testimony over the past two weeks, prosecutors revealed a series of phone calls at critical times in 2016 between Stone, Trump and some of the highest-ranking officials on the Trump campaign — Stephen K. Bannon, Paul Manafort and Rick Gates.

Gates and Bannon took the witness stand, describing how the campaign viewed Stone as a sort-of conduit to WikiLeaks who claimed — even before the Russian hacking was known — to have insider information. Gates testified to overhearing a phone call in which Trump seemed to discuss WikiLeaks with Stone, calling into question the president’s assertion to Mueller’s office that he did not recall discussing the organization with his longtime friend.

New York Times:

Mr. Stone, 67, joins a notable list of former Trump aides convicted of lying to federal authorities.

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At Roger Stone trial, Rick Gates says Trump knew of WikiLeaks plans

Trump likely lied to Mueller about 2016 WikiLeaks email plans, if this is true.

Roger Stone leaves jury selection early, food poisoning blamed

Roger Stone had to leave jury selection early today because he had 'food poisoning.' Read the rest

Mueller tells judge Roger Stone's Instagram post may violate gag order

Special counsel Robert Mueller today notified a federal judge that yet another Instagram post by Donald Trump's longtime friend Roger Stone may have violated Stone's gag order. If Judge Amy Berman Jackson agrees, Stone is going to jail. Read the rest

How Roger Stone's backfired testimony proves Judge Amy Berman Jackson is a damn boss

In an epic blog post, writer and law expert @emptywheel (Marcy Wheeler) dissects Thursday's hearing in court for Trump ratfucker and reckless Instagrammer Roger Stone. Read the rest

Judge Amy Berman Jackson imposes gag order on Roger Stone, can no longer speak publicly about the investigation or case

“No, Mr. Stone, I’m not giving you another chance,” Judge Amy Berman Jackson said. "I have serious doubt whether you learned any lesson at all."

Are these Crosshairs in Roger Stone's Instagram post attacking Judge Amy Berman Jackson, federal judge in his case?

The judge imposed a limited gag order on Roger Stone last week.

Mueller seized terabytes of data from Roger Stone

In a federal court filing making the rounds on Thursday, the office of special counsel Robert Mueller says the evidence seized from Roger Stone's residences is "voluminous and complex," and includes computer storage devices that contain “terabytes” of data representing decades of communication records from Stone's numerous mobile devices and online accounts. Read the rest

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