The Washington Post and the New York Times both reported today that in an unusual step, the Justice Department will back off its sentencing recommendation for Roger J. Stone Jr., President Trump’s former campaign adviser and longtime friend. A department spokesman said that senior department officials intervened to overrule front-line prosecutors who tried the case.
Neither the Times nor the Post reported what the revised sentence will be. But Around the Block can!
Given Trump’s(I) status as both a world and business leader, he is naturally sought out for one-on-one interviews with the world’s media, like this one, where CNBC’s Joe Kernan asked Trump(I) to opine about Elon Musk, founder of Tesla, now that Tesla’s market value exceeds both GM and Ford.
After watching Lev Parnas’ inteview on Rachel Maddow’s show, I couldn’t help thinking back to an Around the Block I wrote in September 2019 called, “Impeachment Smoking Gun: Tapes, then; Whistleblower complaint now?”