Friday, February 14, 2020

Trump has gone full Gangster - update II

AG William Barr has assigned a prosecutor to review the criminal case against President Donald Trump’s first national security advisor Michael Flynn, who is awaiting sentencing for lying to FBI agents. Both the Flynn and Stone cases sprung out of the DoJ investigation of Russia’s efforts to boost Trump.
Yesterday AG William Barr said Trump’s tweets “make it impossible for me to do my job.”Trump tweeted he has the “legal right” to meddle in DoJ court cases.
Donald Trump on July 26, 2019, one day after his call with President ZelenskyTrump’s post-impeachment behavior is casting a chill. Trump’s maniac tweeting always offered doubts about his mental stability, but Trump’s reticence about the rule of law was constrained.

All bets are off as four top prosecutors withdrew from a case involving the president’s longtime friend Roger Stone after officials overrode their sentencing—an outcome influenced by Trump. Last week he dismissed two officials who were key witnesses, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and Gordon Sondland. A third, Vindman's twin brother, was also axed.
Trump is, from the White House, organizing a conspiracy to exact revenge. Trump will not be bound by law, even after he's been caught. He is unrepentant and determined to break the rules again—in part by punishing those whose job it is to enforce them.

He is a president with the mind of a mob boss. And now the US DoJ is willing to do the president’s bidding.
Stone will be sentenced on Feb 20th.
Stone’s fate will be left to Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who Trump has attacked repeatedly with unfounded accusations of political bias.