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BREAKING NEWS. Corruption on a massive scale in the U.S. legal system

Trump intervenes in sentencing of his old friend Roger Stone

Beach  Male  Dorset
12-Feb-2020 20:45 Message #4770449
Right at the point Roger Stone is being sentenced for being found guilty of obstruction, making false statements and witness tampering by obstructing the congressional probe into Russia's interference in the 2016 US presidential election, his best friend, President Trump, intervenes by condemning official state prosecutors for recommending Stone serves 7 – 9 years.

I'll borrow USA TODAY'S account, (in italics below), to offer enlightenment.

While retweeting a news story about how prosecutors have recommended a sentence of up to nine years for Stone, Trump said: "This is a horrible and very unfair situation. The real crimes were on the other side, as nothing happens to them."

He added, "Cannot allow this miscarriage of justice!"

The tweet may have one impact in the short term: A Justice Department official said federal prosecutors are expected to back away from the stiff prison sentence recommended for Stone.

And within hours, the U.S Justice Department, (Trump’s government), advises the sitting judge to NOT follow such recommendations, effectively criticising the state prosecutors for suggesting that Stone gets 7 – 9 years. (Thus The State, normally on the side of the prosecution, is instead suggesting that Stone should get a lighter sentence).

And what happened next?

All four state prosecutors resigned!
This is a sinister development as far as law and order ... and Trump ... is concerned and it seems that the person tasked with upholding the sanctity of justice in the United States, (President Trump), is, instead, a malevolent force actually undermining American justice.
NoSaint  Female  Devon
12-Feb-2020 21:06 Message #4770450
The more you read about this the more sinister it becomes from all involved. It will be interesting if the truth comes out.
Beach  Male  Dorset
13-Feb-2020 00:34 Message #4770466
Well ... With Trump being so high in the ratings, (though that was before this scandal broke), AND with the Democrats so off the boil, we won't see the truth aired if he gets re-elected in 9 months time. :-(

... and every minute he remains the most powerful human being on the planet, (which is just plain scary), we'll all remain just a minute away from some apocalyptic error, incident or accident, possibly started deliberately by Trump, to cloak or divert from whatever next scandal is revealed or found out about him.

Apparently, Beach adds with a gossipy lilt, one of those U.S prosecutors is so disgusted with what Trump did, he has not only resigned but also completely jacked in his career!!!
Pboro Trevor  Male  Cambridgeshire
13-Feb-2020 08:53 Message #4770479
Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

wonderoushen  Female  Gwynedd
13-Feb-2020 10:31 Message #4770488
What a surprise, Trump helps get a friend with legal difficulties to get a reduced sentence, maybe he'll even pardon him, I've always thought America has an injustice system rather than a justice system.
stephen228  Male  Cambridgeshire
13-Feb-2020 15:49 Message #4770546
Wow what a surprise have you seen ours lately .
Colonel_Blink  Male  Buckinghamshire
13-Feb-2020 16:35 Message #4770552
wonderoushen I’ve never felt confident in the American justice system although it’s a lot better than many other countries around the world. They certainly don’t look at their laws in the same way as we do.
wonderoushen  Female  Gwynedd
13-Feb-2020 18:54 Message #4770569
CB, I know that everywhere people get the justice they can afford in terms of fancy lawyers, but America seems particularly bad, the numbers of people with serious learning difficulties, mental health problems etc who've had very poor legal advice in prison and on death row is truely shocking. The appeals procedure in some states especially Texas is appalling, they don't admit new evidence in an appeal only the evidence available at the time of conviction.

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