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Roger Stone gets over 3 years in prison, pardon remains an option

He largely brought it on himself.

Before you shed copious tears for Roger Stone, know this: Stone is probably overjoyed at the resultant press regarding his trial, conviction, and sentencing on Thursday to three years in prison.

He likely thinks he’ll pull a Gordon Liddy and emerge from the less than two years he will probably serve in great shape and ready to hit the lecture and book circuit to tell rapt listeners of his sojourn in the big house.

And if the president pardons him for his conviction on making false statements to Mueller probe investigators, so much the better because it means more publicity.

Such is Roger Stone. An amusing man, a natty dresser, a sharp political player, and the biggest attention trollop in the nation’s capitol. And that’s saying something.

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As the current aphorism goes: What’s the most dangerous location in DC? Anyplace between Roger Stone and a camera.

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He’d have probably got a lighter sentence but he toyed with the judge in online posts during the trial, violating her gag order on him.

The president and Bill Barr got his sentence reduced by over fifty percent by changing the DOJ sentencing recommendation. That has caused some controversy but it will probably be short-lived.

Stone may even get a new trial because of juror bias. Which he will love, as it means more of a very important thing to him: Coverage.

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