"I was uncomfortable when the FBI was investigating Hillary Clinton in the middle of her campaign because I don't like investigations of political figures while they are running for office", Hurt said. Stone, who was convicted of lying to Congress, witness tampering, and obstructing the House investigation into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russian Federation to tip the 2016 election. Some of the people Stone's defence expressed concerns about, including a former White House official from former President Barack Obama's administration, did not make the final cut on the jury, made up of 12 people and two alternates.
"A sentence of nine years is unreasonable", he said. "He claims an absolute right to order the Justice Department to do whatever he wants". Although advisory federal sentencing guidelines take a mathematical approach to sentencing, some decisions about aggravating factors can turn on subjective judgment, and prosecutors sometimes overreach.
The stiffer penalty is unfair, Mr. McCarthy said, because Mr. Cedico testified that he didn't take the threats seriously and urged a federal judge to spare Stone from prison. "The threats look like lunatic rantings by Stone". The department instead suggested an unspecified term, though its filing said the original recommendation had been excessive.
La direction des César démissionne — Cinéma
" Cette démission collective permettra de procéder au renouvellement complet de la direction ", a indiqué l'Académie. La direction de l'académie de la remise des prix a annoncé ce jeudi 13 février sa "démission collective" .
In the initial memorandum Monday evening, prosecutors asked for Mr.
The targeting of Jackson, who has presided over a set of cases involving Trump associates in the past year, is the latest in a drumbeat of disparagement from the president when he disagrees with rulings. If you go to trial and lose, you usually should expect a higher sentence.
"Congratulations to Attorney General Bill Barr for taking charge of a case that was totally out of control and perhaps should not have even been brought", the president tweeted early Wednesday. Aaron Zelinsky, a Mueller team member, quit the case and his job in Washington, with plans to return to his position as a federal prosecutor in Baltimore. But Trump's criticism comes as Stone's sentencing is pending and the president is being lobbied to pardon his friend.
NHS given new powers and funding to keep coronavirus patients in quarantine
Hancock revealed that United Kingdom health authorities' work helped to find the five Britons who are still isolated in France. A man at the centre of a United Kingdom outbreak of coronavirus has been discharged from hospital and is no longer contagious.
After chastising the prosecutors and judge in the trial of his longtime adviser Roger Stone, President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized the jury that convicted the veteran Republican operative, raising further concerns about political interference in the US judicial system.
In a letter addressed to DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz and the leaders of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, the Bar Association warned that DOJ's intervention in Stone's sentencing recommendation reflected a disregard for the rule of law and posed a serious danger to the American criminal justice system.
Two Ohio State football players charged with rape, kidnapping
Court records allege the incident happened on February 4 about 9:45 p.m., according to Eleven Warriors . Wint allegedly grabbed the woman by her neck and raped her, she said in the affidavit.