This Stone Commutation Is A Total Cluster%(^#

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Well hell, it looks like nobody got what they wanted, did we? I don’t get to see Roger Stone slopping his way teary eyed into prison, and you guys don’t to give me a ration of shit about being right about Trump pardoning his old bag man. He only commuted his sentence, and chose to let the conviction stand. But the way the whole thing played out was Trumpian to the extreme, even for Trump.

Former SDNY prosecutor Daniel Goldman, the House lead counsel in Trump’s impeachment hearings tweeted out something provocative. Goldman tweeted that in commuting Stone’s sentence today, as opposed to on the day after the election, Trump is signalling that he already knows that he will be defeated in November.

I totally get Goldman’s logic, and agree with it 100%. If Trump thought that his path to victory in November was secure, he could afford to let Stone report to prison, and pardon him on the day after the election, knowing that if Stone bitched, and tried to drop a dime on him, it didn’t matter since Tubby the Ewok would spend the next four years stifling Stone from causing trouble. The fact that Trump had to buy Stone off now indicates that if Stone had dropped a dime after reporting for prison, a new Attorney General in January would still have plenty of time to mine Stone to sink  Trump. That’s the kind of cold, hard logic it’s hard to argue against.

But I was struck by something completely different that came out over the course of the day, and it was the fact that the pathetic little weasel Stone couldn’t even keep his own story straight. Several hours before the announcement was made, journalist Howard Fineman tweeted that in an interview that morning with Stone, Stone had requested that Trump commute his sentence, rather than pardon him, so that Stone could clear his name through the courts. But yet hours later, when repeating his conversation with Trump over the phone advising him of his decision, Stone told reporters that Trump had told him that he was commuting his sentence rather than pardoning him so that Stone could continue to fight to clear his good name through the appeals process. Both of those can’t possibly be true.

But the end run fuck you was purely and uniquely Trumpian. By commuting Roger Stone’s sentence, Stone is still a  convicted federal felon. And since Stone is busy fighting his conviction in the appellate court, I find it highly doubtful that he has yet to pay his court costs and fines from his conviction. As such, as a Florida resident, Stone is not eligible for Florida’s convict repatriation law, and will not be eligible to vote for his old buddy in November. And it’s worse than that. Despite all of Stone’s foppish affectations when it comes to haberdashery, Stone is not a wealthy man. He repeatedly irritated Judge Berman Jackson by shilling for donations to his legal defense fund while awaiting trial on his original charges. Leaving Stone’s conviction intact means that it is going to cost Stone tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands trying to clear his name through the courts.

There is reporting indicating that Bill Barr is mickle displeased with Trump’s action. Barr apparently wanted to let Stone hang and go to prison, to provide at least some vague patina that the DOJ was capable of showing independence from the executive branch. Tough Titty, Tubby. But this entire Friday night news dump debacle is just one more shining example that His Lowness is capable of fucking up a one car funeral. What a way to run a railroad.

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chris whitley
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Yeah, he knew he had to get it done while he still has the power to do so. Wonder who he will get to get him out. Joe already said he won’t.

Bareshark
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My bet? He winds up in prison anyway.

Carroll Ann Robinson
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Stone? If he actually meant he wants to clear his name and fight on. But thinking this is just BS because the daily news was too hot right now for Trump to out-and-out pardon him, hence only a commutation. He can’t be tried again for the same crimes, double jeopardy, so new crimes then?
Too crazy for me.

Bareshark
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Yes, Carroll, new crimes. Or more specifically, crimes Barr kept him from being charged with and/or whatever New York State is keeping under their hat. He’s nowhere near in the clear yet.

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Bareshark
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Bill Palmer also mentioned how Stone’s New York apartment was raided the day he was busted. It’s far from out of the question that they’ve a case waiting in the weeds on state charges.

I think I’m going to skip the news for the rest of the weekend. Too many people are going for the primal scream therapy reaction over this to the point where they’re no longer thinking at all.

Denis Elliott
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Please, please PLEASE let there be state charges that can be filed so Stone’s ratfucking butt winds up in one of NY state’s prisons. A walk into Attica or Sing Sing would make him wish he’d shut the fuck up and accepted four or five months in a medium security federal pen, secure in the knowledge he’d get his pardon or commutation either way after the election.

Bareshark
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Seriously, Denis, what is it with these guys and some prison time? It would have been way easier just to take the few months or years and be done with it. Then again, maybe they’re all afraid of getting the Epstein treatment.

Carroll Ann Robinson
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Aha. State charges. Makes sense. Thanx for this. And I hear ya. I just sometimes turn off the streaming or the TV and take a break. Having a big pittie with sad eyes and not-so-subtle hints about the need for a walk or to chase the squirrels for naught helps.

Scott Jackson
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Orangebob shitpants could phuck up an iron wedge.

Cat
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I read somewhere that the commutation allows him to continue to plead the fifth and not spill any beans, but if he was pardoned, and there was no chance of criminal repercussion, he could be pressed for information without that defense. I’m probably not wording it correctly, but this makes the most sense to me as to why sentence was commuted rather than a full pardon offered.

Bareshark
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Sounds about right, Cat. The downside is that none of this ends his legal troubles because he has this stupid as hell notion of needing “exoneration”. Then there’s any legal landmines New York State has laid out for something like this AND a Biden DOJ that will give him all those other charges Barr blocked.

mb
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Yes. He does keep his 5th Amendment rights by only having a commutation. I, too, think that’s why he got that instead of a pardon. If you think about it, while that thing in the WH has pardoned most everyone else, this is the first time I’ve heard of him giving a commutation instead. What I’m wondering is if Orange Shitgibbon can pardon Stone later on before he’s out of office?

Rita
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Joseph Murphy you are a hoot ! you have to be close to my age because you use a lot of the same expressions that I still use . I always enjoy your columns . Keep up the good work .