HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Mueller defends Stone pro...

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 07:54 PM

Mueller defends Stone prosecution and says 'his conviction stands' in Washington Post op-ed

Source: CNN

Former special counsel Robert Mueller, in a very rare move, has written an op-ed for The Washington Post defending his office's prosecution of Roger Stone and saying he is still a convicted felon and "rightly so" in light of President Donald Trump's commutation of Stone.

"Congress also investigated and sought information from Stone. A jury later determined he lied repeatedly to members of Congress. He lied about the identity of his intermediary to WikiLeaks. He lied about the existence of written communications with his intermediary. He lied by denying he had communicated with the Trump campaign about the timing of WikiLeaks' releases. He in fact updated senior campaign officials repeatedly about WikiLeaks. And he tampered with a witness, imploring him to stonewall Congress," Mueller writes in the op-ed posted Saturday evening.

"The jury ultimately convicted Stone of obstruction of a congressional investigation, five counts of making false statements to Congress and tampering with a witness. Because his sentence has been commuted, he will not go to prison. But his conviction stands."

Trump on Friday commuted the prison sentence of his longtime friend, who was convicted of crimes that included lying to Congress in part, prosecutors said, to protect the President. The announcement came just days before Stone was set to report to a federal prison in Georgia.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/mueller-defends-stone-prosecution-and-says-his-conviction-stands-in-washington-post-op-ed/ar-BB16CzYp?li=BBnb7Kz

12 replies, 1783 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 12 replies Author Time Post
Reply Mueller defends Stone prosecution and says 'his conviction stands' in Washington Post op-ed (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 11 OP
bucolic_frolic Jul 11 #1
ChiTownDenny Jul 12 #10
totodeinhere Jul 11 #2
Qutzupalotl Jul 11 #3
DallasNE Jul 11 #5
mdbl Jul 11 #4
Hip2bSquare Jul 12 #12
Rebl2 Jul 11 #6
democrank Jul 12 #7
Champp Jul 12 #8
ChiTownDenny Jul 12 #11
Maxheader Jul 12 #9

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 08:00 PM

1. If it stands maybe the commutation can be invalidated

Glenn Kirschner telling us in today's video that an argument can be made it was obtained with an element of blackmail.

That's gotta be illegal.

Also, Robert Mueller is speaking up? He said he'd have no more to say.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 10:36 AM

10. +1..."Also, Robert Mueller is speaking up?"

 

The ASSHOLE said more in an Op-Ed than he did in a Congressional hearing. Fuck him!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 08:08 PM

2. It stands for now but if as I suspect he gives Stone a full pardon after the election

then it will no longer stand. What a shame.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 08:31 PM

3. The closing lines are the best part:

When a subject lies to investigators, it strikes at the core of the government’s efforts to find the truth and hold wrongdoers accountable. It may ultimately impede those efforts.

We made every decision in Stone’s case, as in all our cases, based solely on the facts and the law and in accordance with the rule of law. The women and men who conducted these investigations and prosecutions acted with the highest integrity. Claims to the contrary are false.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Qutzupalotl (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 09:51 PM

5. There Is An Old Saying

Warning about crying wolf too often. That person obviously never met Trump.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 09:49 PM

4. So Robert Mueller decided to talk just before the entire justice system goes down the toilet?

A little late.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mdbl (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 12:10 PM

12. Totally agree

Now!!! Now, Mueller decides to speak out!!! How extremely frustrating. His mouth should've stopped running about the traitor who stole the White House. The timing of these FBI and former FBI agents leaves something to be desired!!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 10:15 PM

6. Just curious

Are recently convicted felons allowed to vote?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 01:44 AM

7. Nothing like withholding your address from the fire department

and then run in with a teeny, plastic squirt gun after your house has pretty much burned to the ground.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 06:07 AM

8. Where were you when America needed you?

Ultimely, Muller proved himself to be just another lame Republican, doing doodley squat for truth, justice, and democracy.

America weeps because of Mueller's meek, way-too-late stance against Republican corruption and fascism.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Champp (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 10:50 AM

11. +1

 

His legacy needs to be clear and unequivocal. Fuck him!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 07:47 AM

9. The jury ultimately convicted..

bla bla...bow wow..woof! Woof!

The handjob is a convicted criminal.

Just like cheetox...the warden of the jails.

As it begins to dawn on the 'warden' that

come jan 2021, it will be walkin down the road, kickin a beer can..

talking to itself...

Will it start releasing all it's buddies! Or those that people pay for?..

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread