Transcript for Judge to deliver sentence in Roger Stone case
Also today in Washington the sentencing of another trump loyalist Roger stone. That case now at the center of tension between the president and attorney general William Barr. Our chief justice correspondent Pierre Thomas is tracking the case from the federal courthouse in Washington. Good morning, Pierre. Reporter: George, good and just a little while Roger stone close ally of president trump will come to this courthouse and learn how much if any prison time he will get after being convicted last November of lying to congress. Witness tampering and obstruction of congress. President trump has been watching it all weighing in saying stone has been treated unfairly and raising questions about the judge and prosecutors. Those prosecutors recommending seven to nine years in prison only to be overruled by attorney general bill Barr. Barr claiming trump's tweets criticizing the sentencing recommendation played no role in his decision but the prosecutors resigned from the case apparently in protest and Barr asked the president to stop tweeting about ongoing criminal cases. This morning we find out whether the judge will put stone in prison but what's unclear is whether stone will get another trial or could he be pardoned by the president? So stay tuned. Yeah, we are staying tuned. Shortly before 2:00 A.M. The president retweeted Fox News commentator tucker Carlson calling for a pardon of Roger stone.
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