What appears to be the last remnant of the $32 million Russiagate Hoax investigation, the long-anticipated Roger Stone trial is likely to be a complete and utter circus. That’s precisely what the self-proclaimed “agent provocateur” wants.
The long-time ally of President Donald Trump first made a name for himself during the Nixon Administration and has been creating chaos on behalf of Republican candidates ever since. Stone has worked as a “consultant,” of sorts, on presidential campaigns including Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Jack Kemp, Bob Dole, and most recently President Trump.
His connection to the Russia witch hunt stems from lobbying work he did with Paul Manafort, and his connections to Julian Assange and WikiLeaks who was instrumental in revealing what the DNC and Hillary Clinton did in the run up to the 2016 election.
Although it’s unlikely Stone had any relevant information for the Russia probe, his trial offers the biased and fake news media one last jab at President Trump.
Everyday Americans can expect a flurry of false narratives and misinformation from the media during the scheduled three-week circus. These are things you should know in advance to avoid getting scammed by the likes of CNN and MSNBC.
1: The Roger Stone Arrest was a Made-For-TV Drama
Robert Mueller’s team of anti-Trumpers and leakers arrested Roger Stone at his Fort Lauderdale home on Jan. 25 and charged him with obstruction, witness tampering, and five counts of making false statements. On the surface, that all sounds quite serious. But the more you know about the substance, and Roger Stone, the more it all just sounds silly, starting with his arrest.
The FBI stormed the 67-year-old, semi-retired political consultant’s home in a pre-dawn raid that brought more firepower to bear than the El Chapo arrest. After Team Muller leaked the exact time and place of the Stone arrest to CNN, they put on quite a show for the cameras. There were reportedly 29 FBI agents in full tactical gear. The street was littered with law enforcement SUVs and even an armored vehicle. Seal Team 6 had less tactical support taking down Osama bin Laden.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio commented on the spectacle, tweeting, “I’ve been busting down doors for 50 years & I’ve never sent that many units to the baddest murderer.”
2: The Reality Behind the Charges Against Roger Stone
Obstruction, witness tampering, and making false statements to investigators carry substantial jail time. One might take this deadly serious unless you know the facts.
Stone was in hot pursuit of the Wikileaks email dump that devastated the Hillary campaign and made the Democratic National Committee look like fools.
While it’s certainly true that Stone was pumping people close to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, such as Randy Credico for intel, his boasts that he had spoken directly within anyone inside the organization are probably untrue. Even though Stone reportedly told ex-Trump lawyer and squealer Michael Cohen he spoke directly to Assange, WikiLeaks denies any contact.
The government would need to trot out Assange to testify whether or not Stone’s statements about WikiLeaks communications are true or false. Highly unlikely. The why on this is a whole other story.
But on the witness tampering charge, there’s little doubt that Stone told Credico to do a “Frank Pentangeli” from The Godfather II. The Mueller hacks are interpreting that to mean he should recant his statements and lie to Congress.
But another common use of the Pentangeli scenario is a pithy way of saying, “go kill yourself.” In Godfather II, the mobster commits suicide in prison after disgracing his family.
3: How Much Prison Time Would Roger Stone Do?
In the unlikely event Stone is convicted on all counts by the jury of Democrats, he faces a maximum of 50 years behind bars. At 67, that’s a life sentence.
Rarely do judges dole out that max in these types of process crimes. Despite the Obama judge demonstrating frustration and bias against Stone by placing a gag order so he couldn’t defend himself from false claims in the media, a conviction would likely result in a few years and probation.
In more practical terms, Stone would probably only sit in jail until the November 2020 elections are over. The entire charade is a political attack, nothing more.