What did Roger Stone do to deserve a sentence of 9 years in federal prison? True, thanks to the intervention of Attorney General Bill Barr that sentence has been reduced to three years, but the question remains. What is Stone guilty of?
Truth be known, Stone was framed. OR, at least he was caught in the crosshairs of overzealous prosecutors who violated their powers in an effort to take down/remove President Trump.
Knowledgeable observers are now asking why an investigation of Trump-Russia collusion was ever initiated. We now know that there wasn’t a shred of evidence to support opening such an investigation against anyone, let alone a POTUS.
Liz MacDonald: We’re now seeing growing questions in Washington over why the Mueller probe was launched to begin with after FBI officials and DOJ officials say by early 2017 the FBI and DOJ had not turned up any evidence in the Trump-Russia probe…
Regardless, James Comey’s FBI sought, and the Obama Justice Department signed off on, a series of highly intrusive FISA warrants in their attempt to find something… anything… to use against Donald Trump.
Their goal? Either to destroy Trump’s presidency or to stymie his effectiveness to the greatest degree possible.
The warrants were illegally obtained because their applications were bolstered by false testimony and outright lies. We say that because the FISA court said so… at least insofar as the final two warrants are concerned.
Evidence suggests that it’s just a matter of time before the first two originating applications are deemed just as faulty.
Roger Stone was necessary, if collateral damage.
Why the desperation to stop Trump and to smear his associates? M.O.N.E.Y. Trillions of dollars were at stake.
(The Conservative Treehouse) U.S. senators write foreign aid policy, rules and regulations thereby creating the financing mechanisms to transmit U.S. funds. Those same senators then received a portion of the laundered funds back through their various “institutes” and business connections to the foreign government offices. Example Ukraine [Burisma to Biden]
The U.S. State Dept. serves as a distribution network for the authorization of the money laundering by granting DC conflict waivers, approvals for financing (think Clinton Global Initiative), and permission slips for the payment of foreign money. The officials within the State Dept. take a cut of the overall payments through a system of “indulgence fees”, junkets, gifts and expense payments to those with political oversight.
If anyone gets too close to revealing the process, writ large, they become a target of the entire apparatus. President Trump was considered an existential threat to this entire process. In reality all of the U.S. Senators (both parties) on the Foreign Relations Committee [Members Here] are participating in a process for receiving taxpayer money and contributions from foreign governments.
A “Codel” is a congressional delegation that takes trips to work out the payments terms/conditions of any changes in graft financing. This is why Senators spend $20 million on a campaign to earn a job paying $350k/year. The “institutes” is where the real foreign money comes in; billions paid by governments like China, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Ukraine, etc. etc. There are trillions at stake.
President Trump directly challenged this corrupt construct during his campaign…
“Our movement is about replacing a failed and corrupt establishment with a new government, controlled by you, the American people.
“The Washington establishment and the financial and media corporations that fund it exists for only one reason, to protect and enrich itself.
“The establishment has trillions of dollars at stake in this election for those who control the levers of power in Washington.
“And for the global special interests they partner with, these people that don’t have your good in mind, our campaign represents a true existential threat…
“…The political establishment that is trying to stop us is the same group responsible for our disastrous trade deals, massive illegal immigration, and economic and foreign policies that have bled our country dry.”
Trump made it clear that he would be withdrawing from the Iran Nuclear Deal – $150 Billion dollars… and holding China accountable – $1.5 Billion just to VP Joe Biden… TTP, TPP, Paris Climate accord… $20 plus trillion in debt to what end?
The need to stop Trump was palpable and Roger Stone was viewed as a potential source of incriminating evidence against the president so he was swept up in, what the court has determined to be, illegal surveillance.
This was the NY Times’ print edition, front page on election day. How did the Times come into possession of this information?
In an exclusive statement to Patriot Crier, Stone told us:
On January 20, 2017 the New York Times reported in a front page story that I was one of three Trump advisers under surveillance by the Obama administration looking into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians. The story did not indicate on what basis the surveillance was conducted and whether or not it involved a FISA warrant. I believe that Brennan [CIA Director] and Clapper [ODNI] were spying on anybody they wanted to through their operation hammer and therefore I doubt that any warrant was obtained. One of the reporters who wrote the story intimated that the surveillance did not involve a FISA warrant and when I said well then they must’ve had a Federal court warrant and [he] just arched his eyebrows and smirked at me…
Either way, the surveillance was illegal and any evidence obtained through its use must be deemed fruit from the poisonous tree.
FISA Judge Boasberg ordered all of the evidence gleaned from one of the four illegally obtained FISA warrants to be sequestered. The government should be forced to prove how the evidence against Stone was obtained.
If it were through a FISA warrant, one of the four FISA warrants (at least four) then Stone deserves a new trial.
If it were gathered through another means, without authorization from an Article Three court the case should be dismissed.
Either way, the judge in Stone’s case, Amy Jackson Berman conducted a heavy-handed prosecution fraught with questionable rulings and a tainted jury.
Amy Jackson Berman was appointed by Barack Obama… now recall Obama’s legacy treaty, the $150 Billion Iran deal…
There is increased speculation, based on a pattern in other international activities and U.S. participants, the Iranian deal included return payments to U.S. officials for the release of billions in funds and the loosening of sanctions. It is possible the return payments to the Obama team held a timing mechanism and the payments were stopped after President Trump withdrew from the deal and re-instituted sanctions. Thus the severity of opposition from western politicians who were scheduled to remain wealthy via Iran.
Remember the seemingly desperate shadow diplomacy of John Kerry who crisscrossed Europe and the Middle East in an effort to convince the Iranians (and the downstream monetary recipients) to just wait out the removal of President Trump.
Roger Stone was caught in the middle of all of this. A pawn in a game of thrones.
Today his lawyers have returned to court to file an emergency motion with Judge Jackson Berman to extend his surrender date.
Stone explained the urgency of his plea to us…
“ The fact that Attorney General bar‘s directives to the Bureau of prisons regarding transferring inmates convicted of non-violent crimes from prison to home confinement applies to Democrat super lawyer Michael Avenatti, former Trump lawyer and Mueller witness Michael Cohen and former Manafort partner and Mueller witness Rick Gates but not to me is yet another example of our two tiered justice system. I have been ordered to surrender on June 30 to a prison that has a known cohort of corona 19 Infections. At 67 years old and with underlying health problems including asthma this is nothing less than a deep state death sentence.”
Roger Stone doesn’t deserve a death sentence for being friends with President Trump.