Judge Refuses to Delay Sentencing of Roger Stone After Trump Tweets

The string of tweets from the president came shortly before a court session for his longtime political ally.

  • Published 18 February 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday refused to delay sentencing for Trump confidant Roger Stone on his conviction for witness tampering and lying to Congress. The decision by Judge Amy Berman Jackson came after President Donald Trump tweeted in defense of his longtime ally and said Stone's conviction “should be thrown out.” Stone's defense team has requested a new trial and on Tuesday lobbied to delay the sentencing. But with Stone present on… Read at AP News