Roger Stone was found guilty of lying to Congress, witness tampering, obstruction, and his defense, incredibly, can be summarized as “So what?” That would seem stupendous on it’s face, but for the fact that the sitting president is attempting to use the same defense to get out of his own troubles in Ukraine. Washington Post:
The jury didn’t buy the characterization of Stone as merely a merry prankster and not to be taken seriously. Stone’s whitewash that his trial was politically motivated, “Deep State” all that, did not fly. And the right of the Trump campaign to do it’s particular brand of “opposition research” was challenged.
As you might well expect, this was not glad news to Donald Trump, who reacted totally as the emotional child and micro intellect that he is, no more, no less.
….A double standard like never seen before in the history of our Country?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 15, 2019
Another Trump jewel, now in the official presidential archive. The man takes the concept of cluelessness to new frontiers, as yet another one of his allies goes to the House of Many Doors. Today the clouds parted, as this verdict was rendered, and the word “truth” rang out. Donald Trump needs to go back and read his Superman comic books. Then he’ll see that truth and justice are the American way — much to his dismay. Trump is also trying to present himself as hapless and without any criminal intent. Maybe he should ask Roger Stone’s lawyers how that particular trial balloon went over?