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>>> GOOD DAY, EVERYONE. WE ARE COMING ON THE AIR WITH

WE ARE COMING ON THE AIR WITH BREAKING NEWS.

BREAKING NEWS. ROGER STONE, THE LONGTIME FRIEND

ROGER STONE, THE LONGTIME FRIEND AND POLITICAL OPERATIVE OF

AND POLITICAL OPERATIVE OF DONALD TRUMP HAS JUST BEEN

DONALD TRUMP HAS JUST BEEN SENTENCED IN FEDERAL COURT TO 40

SENTENCED IN FEDERAL COURT TO 40 MONTHS IN PRISON.

MONTHS IN PRISON. STONE WAS FOUND GUILTY LAST

STONE WAS FOUND GUILTY LAST NOVEMBER ON SEVEN FELONY COUNTS

NOVEMBER ON SEVEN FELONY COUNTS INCLUDING LYING TO CONGRESS,

INCLUDING LYING TO CONGRESS, WITNESS TAMPERING AND

WITNESS TAMPERING AND OBSTRUCTING INVESTIGATIONS BY

OBSTRUCTING INVESTIGATIONS BY THE HOUSE AND THE FBI INTO

THE HOUSE AND THE FBI INTO RUSSIAS INTERFERENCE IN THE

RUSSIAS INTERFERENCE IN THE 2016 ELECTION.

2016 ELECTION. THE STONE CASE HAS COME UNDER

THE STONE CASE HAS COME UNDER INTENSE SCRUTINY IN RECENT DAYS

INTENSE SCRUTINY IN RECENT DAYS AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP VERY

AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP VERY PUBLICLY TOOK UP STONES CAUSE

PUBLICLY TOOK UP STONES CAUSE AND ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM

AND ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR OVERRULED THE SENTENCING

BARR OVERRULED THE SENTENCING RECOMMENDATION OF THE JUSTICE

RECOMMENDATION OF THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENTS OWN PROSECUTORS

DEPARTMENTS OWN PROSECUTORS PROMPTING THEIR RESIGNATION FROM

PROMPTING THEIR RESIGNATION FROM THE CASE AND TRIGGERING A

THE CASE AND TRIGGERING A FIRESTORM OF CONTROVERSY.

FIRESTORM OF CONTROVERSY. JUSTICE CORRESPONDENT PETE

JUSTICE CORRESPONDENT PETE WILLIAMS HAS BEEN FOLLOWING ALL

WILLIAMS HAS BEEN FOLLOWING ALL THIS VERY CLOSELY, WAS IN THE

THIS VERY CLOSELY, WAS IN THE WASHINGTON COURTROOM WHEN THE

WASHINGTON COURTROOM WHEN THE SENTENCE WAS JUST READ MOMENTS

SENTENCE WAS JUST READ MOMENTS AGO.

AGO. PETE, GOOD MORNING.

PETE, GOOD MORNING. >> Reporter: GOOD MORNING,

>> Reporter: GOOD MORNING, HARRY.

HARRY. ROGER STONE DID NOT ADDRESS THE

ROGER STONE DID NOT ADDRESS THE COURT TODAY.

COURT TODAY. HIS DEFENSE LAWYERS SAID THAT

HIS DEFENSE LAWYERS SAID THAT THE JUDGE HAD TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT

THE JUDGE HAD TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT HIS AGE AND HIS DETERIORATING

HIS AGE AND HIS DETERIORATING HEALTH AND THE FACT THAT -- THAT

HEALTH AND THE FACT THAT -- THAT HE WAS BASICALLY NOT -- NEVER

HE WAS BASICALLY NOT -- NEVER DID ANYTHING WRONG TO INTERFERE

DID ANYTHING WRONG TO INTERFERE IN THE ELECTION.

IN THE ELECTION. THEY RECOMMENDED NO PRISON TIME.

THEY RECOMMENDED NO PRISON TIME. INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH, EVEN

INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH, EVEN THOUGH THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT

THOUGH THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT LAST WEEK SENT A REVISED MEMO

LAST WEEK SENT A REVISED MEMO DOWN HERE URGING A LOWER

DOWN HERE URGING A LOWER SENTENCE, TODAY THE PROSECUTORS

SENTENCE, TODAY THE PROSECUTORS IN THE COURTROOM SAID THE JUDGE

IN THE COURTROOM SAID THE JUDGE SHOULD STILL CONSIDER EVERYTHING

SHOULD STILL CONSIDER EVERYTHING THAT WAS IN THAT EARLIER

THAT WAS IN THAT EARLIER RECOMMENDED SENTENCE.

RECOMMENDED SENTENCE. ALL OF THE OFFENSE LEVELS THAT

ALL OF THE OFFENSE LEVELS THAT WERE INITIALLY LISTED AND THE

WERE INITIALLY LISTED AND THE JUDGE TOOK ALL OF THAT INTO

JUDGE TOOK ALL OF THAT INTO ACCOUNT TODAY AND REALLY GAVE AN

ACCOUNT TODAY AND REALLY GAVE AN EXTRAORDINARILY LONG TONGUE

EXTRAORDINARILY LONG TONGUE LASHING TO ROGER STONE HERE FOR

LASHING TO ROGER STONE HERE FOR AT LEAST THE LAST 30 OR 40

AT LEAST THE LAST 30 OR 40 MINUTES.

MINUTES. SHE SAID THE IMPORTANT POINTS

SHE SAID THE IMPORTANT POINTS ABOUT THIS CASE IS THAT HE WAS

ABOUT THIS CASE IS THAT HE WAS NOT PERSECUTED BY ANY POLITICAL

NOT PERSECUTED BY ANY POLITICAL ENEMIES, THAT IN FACT, IT WAS

ENEMIES, THAT IN FACT, IT WAS THE REPUBLICAN-CONTROLLED HOUSE

THE REPUBLICAN-CONTROLLED HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE THAT

INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE THAT FIRST SUGGESTED THAT HIS

FIRST SUGGESTED THAT HIS TESTIMONY SHOULD BE

TESTIMONY SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED, THAT HE INJECTED

INVESTIGATED, THAT HE INJECTED HIMSELF SMACK INTO THE 2016

HIMSELF SMACK INTO THE 2016 CAMPAIGN, SHE SAID, BY FALSELY

CAMPAIGN, SHE SAID, BY FALSELY CLAIMING HE KNEW WHAT WIKILEAKS

CLAIMING HE KNEW WHAT WIKILEAKS WAS PLANNING TO DO WITH EMAILS

WAS PLANNING TO DO WITH EMAILS THAT WERE HACKED BY HILLARY

THAT WERE HACKED BY HILLARY CLINTON AND THE DEMOCRATS.

CLINTON AND THE DEMOCRATS. SHE SAID HE MAY HAVE CULTIVATED

SHE SAID HE MAY HAVE CULTIVATED THE IMAGE OF A BARE-KNUCKLED,

THE IMAGE OF A BARE-KNUCKLED, DIRTY TRICKSTER POLITICAL

DIRTY TRICKSTER POLITICAL ADVOCATE, BUT SHE WASNT PASSING

ADVOCATE, BUT SHE WASNT PASSING JUDGMENT TODAY ON ROGER STONE,

JUDGMENT TODAY ON ROGER STONE, THE MAN, OR ANY OF THOSE PAST

THE MAN, OR ANY OF THOSE PAST EPISODES IN HIS LIFE, THAT IT

EPISODES IN HIS LIFE, THAT IT WAS SIMPLY HIS LYING TO

WAS SIMPLY HIS LYING TO CONGRESS, FALSELY TELLING THEM

CONGRESS, FALSELY TELLING THEM THAT HE WAS IN TOUCH WITH

THAT HE WAS IN TOUCH WITH WIKILEAKS, THAT HE HAD CONTACTS

WIKILEAKS, THAT HE HAD CONTACTS THAT WERE IN TOUCH WITH

THAT WERE IN TOUCH WITH WIKILEAKS AND THAT IT WAS HIS

WIKILEAKS AND THAT IT WAS HIS FLAGRANT DISRESPECT FOR

FLAGRANT DISRESPECT FOR GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS THAT SHE

GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS THAT SHE SAID HE LIED ABOUT A MATTER OF

SAID HE LIED ABOUT A MATTER OF GREAT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL

GREAT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE.

SIGNIFICANCE. NOW, THE JUDGE, AMY BERMAN

NOW, THE JUDGE, AMY BERMAN JACKSON TODAY DID NOT MENTION

JACKSON TODAY DID NOT MENTION DONALD TRUMP BY NAME, HARRY, BUT

DONALD TRUMP BY NAME, HARRY, BUT SHE DID SAY THAT THIS JUDGMENT,

SHE DID SAY THAT THIS JUDGMENT, IN A CRIMINAL CASE LIKE THIS,

IN A CRIMINAL CASE LIKE THIS, SHOULD BE MADE BY SOMEBODY WHO

SHOULD BE MADE BY SOMEBODY WHO IS NEUTRAL, WHO IS DISINTERESTED

IS NEUTRAL, WHO IS DISINTERESTED NOT SOMEONE WHO BENEFITED BY

NOT SOMEONE WHO BENEFITED BY ROGER STONES ACTIONS

ROGER STONES ACTIONS POLITICALLY, AND SHE SAID THE

POLITICALLY, AND SHE SAID THE COMMENTS BY THAT PERSON, NOT

COMMENTS BY THAT PERSON, NOT MENTIONING PRESIDENT TRUMP, WERE

MENTIONING PRESIDENT TRUMP, WERE ENTIRELY INAPPROPRIATE, BUT I

ENTIRELY INAPPROPRIATE, BUT I DONT THINK ANYONE IN THE

DONT THINK ANYONE IN THE COURTROOM THOUGHT SHE WAS

COURTROOM THOUGHT SHE WAS REFERRING TO ANYBODY, BUT DONALD

REFERRING TO ANYBODY, BUT DONALD TRUMP.

TRUMP. SHE SAID HIS DEFENSE DURING THE

SHE SAID HIS DEFENSE DURING THE TRIAL WAS BASICALLY SO WHAT?

TRIAL WAS BASICALLY SO WHAT? SO HE LIED TO CONGRESS, SO WHAT?

SO HE LIED TO CONGRESS, SO WHAT? HE NEVER DID ANYTHING WRONG IN

HE NEVER DID ANYTHING WRONG IN THE FIRST PLACE AND SHE SAID

THE FIRST PLACE AND SHE SAID THAT HE DID GREAT DAMAGE TO

THAT HE DID GREAT DAMAGE TO AMERICAN DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS

AMERICAN DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS AND THATS WHY SHE HANDED DOWN

AND THATS WHY SHE HANDED DOWN THE SENTENCE.

THE SENTENCE. NOW, ONE OTHER NOTE, UNDER THE

NOW, ONE OTHER NOTE, UNDER THE SENTENCING GUIDELINES SHE COULD

SENTENCING GUIDELINES SHE COULD HAVE PASSED DOWN A SENTENCE OF

HAVE PASSED DOWN A SENTENCE OF UP TO EIGHT YEARS, BUT TODAY IT

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