U.S. Justice System Giving Roger Stone the LaRouche Treatment
July 9, 2020 (EIRNS)—On June 26, Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled that Roger Stone had to go to prison on Tuesday, July 14. She claimed that COVID-19 does not pose a risk for Stone as there were no COVID-19 cases at the Jesup, Georgia federal prison to which he was sentenced. On Monday evening, July 6, Stone’s lawyers filed an appeal of Jackson’s ruling as based upon a factually incorrect finding, as the prison was indeed infected. The Department of Justice admitted on July 7 that there were 11 infections. Evidently, there have been less than three dozen tests performed among the more than 1,000 inmates. (By July 9 , the 11 infections had grown to 13.) Of some note, of the 93 federal prisons, presently 72 have fewer COVID-19 cases than Jesup. Stone turns 68 next month, and has at least one ongoing medical condition. And the judge has a track record of open hostility to Stone.
Also on July 8, Stone posted on Instagram that it was
“vitally important ... [that] the American people see all of the false claims in her most recent ruling.... I want the president to know that I have, in good faith, exhausted all of my legal remedies and that only an act of clemency ... will provide Justice in my case where I was charged on politically motivated, fabricated charges and was denied a fair trial with an unbiased judge, an honest jury and uncorrupted and non political prosecutors.”
On July 8, Facebook shut down Stone’s Instagram account along with a grouping of other pages and accounts, accusing them of “coordinated inauthentic behavior.”
Facebook’s head of security policy, Nathaniel Gleicher, credited Mueller’s investigators with making clear “the full scope” of Stone’s abuse of Facebook. Stone and his supporters had fake Facebook accounts “to push information about the 2016 Russian hack of the Democrats.” Master-sleuth Mueller’s 2018 warrants cracked the secret by uncovering two accounts with the nefarious handle “rogerstone.” Further, Stone even purchased ads with such inexcusable text as “Stone Rebuts Charge of Russian Collusion” and “ROGER STONE—NO consensus that Guccifer 2.0 is a ... “ (Ellipses in original.)
Today, the Justice Department, which had not opposed Stone’s filing on COVID-19 in June, now is weighing in: “We find that a reasonable exercise of ... [Jackson’s] discretion based on the totality of the factual and legal circumstances” supports the July 14 imprisonment. Stone has until Friday, July 10 to respond.