Roger Stone sentenced to 3 years for lying, witness tampering as case roils DOJ

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President Donald trump's long time friend and informal adviser Roger stone is been sentenced to forty months in prison is NPR's Ryan Lucas explains stone showed little emotion as the sentence was handed out in federal court in Washington today in a packed courtroom judge Amy Berman Jackson spoke for nearly an hour before pronouncing stone sentence she said that stone was not as some of his supporters have claimed prosecuted for standing up for the president instead she said he was prosecuted for covering up for the president stone was convicted last year of obstruction witness tampering and lying to Congress about his efforts to contact wikileaks during the twenty sixteen campaign judge Jackson said stones lies impeded a congressional investigation into Russia's election interference they also threatened she said quote the very foundation of our democracy stone declined to address the court before his sentencing he is expected to file an appeal the president meanwhile has not ruled out a possible pardon for stone right look as NPR

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