Judge Orders Trump Admin to Explain Scope of Stone Commutation

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President Trump’s pardon of Roger Stone on Friday has already hit a legal hurdle.

A federal judge has ordered to the government to explain the “scope” of President Trump’s communication of Roger Stone.

According to Fox News:

A federal judge on Monday ordered the government to explain the “scope” of President Trump’s commutation of longtime GOP operative Roger Stone, including whether the move only involved the sentence of incarceration, or also the period of supervised release.

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson ordered the government to provide the court by Tuesday, July 14, “a copy of the Executive Order commuting the defendant’s sentence and to address the question of the scope of the commutation, in particular, whether it involves the sentence of incarceration alone or also the period of supervised release.”

In February, Jackson sentenced Stone to 40 months in prison, along with 24 months of supervised release and a $20,000 fine.

The filing, signed by Jackson, comes after the White House announced Friday that the president signed an Executive Grant of Clemency commuting what they called the “unjust sentence” of Stone, just days before the longtime political operative was slated to report to prison to serve more than three years for charges stemming from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

Roger Stone now plans to write a book and campaign for President Trump’s re-election.

[READ NEXT: Roger Stone to Write Book, Campaign for Trump After Trump Commuted Sentence]



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jon senior
jon senior
4 months ago

sounds like a request for clarification as to if for confinement, post confinement, or both. Big nothing burger

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
4 months ago
Reply to  jon senior

Does this mean that Stone is still a convicted felon?
Can he vote?
Can he have a gun?

Dawn Tomasi
Dawn Tomasi
4 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

All depends on his state for voting and gun rights. He is still convicted, but that means little now-a-days.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
4 months ago

Stone is the nicest man Trump knows.

A S K
A S K
4 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Sounds like unfortunately you know no nice people. Perhaps only people you know are corrupt cons like Obama, Clinton, and Biden. Pity.

Jack Scarpon
Jack Scarpon
4 months ago
Reply to  A S K

Amen brother!!

Anon Ymous
Anon Ymous
4 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

As opposed to you not knowing any nice people at all.

Anon Ymous
Anon Ymous
4 months ago
Reply to  Anon Ymous

Also, forgot to ask if you’re a direct descendant of Rudolph?

pete
pete
4 months ago

The Deep State – the judge has no authority – she is interfering with executive branch.
Tell her take a flying leap. Obama 1712 pardons.

Annie
Annie
4 months ago
Reply to  pete

Ditto that….

Jersey_Prophet
Jersey_Prophet
4 months ago
Reply to  pete

Exactly! A judge has NO power to overrule a commutation. President Trump should ignore Berman’s request. To do any more than that would be to acknowledge it as having a figment of validity.

What is Berman gonna do…hold a president in contempt of court? For what…exercising his Constitutional prerogative? Good luck with that, dear Amy!

Fr. James Rosselli
Fr. James Rosselli
4 months ago

Here’s a partisan judge doing what she can (knowing she can’t) to block Mr. Trump’s absolute authority to pardon. Evil never gives up. We need to remember that.

A S K
A S K
4 months ago

Exactly. Unelected judge wants to over see our elected President Donald Trump. Does Amy know the law? Did she become judge just because she’s a woman?

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
4 months ago

Should the President be able to overturn a conviction?

A S K
A S K
4 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Like Bergdahl? Remember the terrorists pardoned by the corrupt Kenyan Obama?

Dawn Tomasi
Dawn Tomasi
4 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

President Trump did not overturn the conviction, he commuted the sentence.

This Judge Amy Berman Jackson needs to be removed from the bench.

Annie
Annie
4 months ago
Reply to  Dawn Tomasi

Yes….Like many that needs to b remove,,,not just judges…The list is becoming very long…

PeteinSC
PeteinSC
4 months ago
Reply to  Dawn Tomasi

Agree. I read the Commutation order…very clear. If she needs it “clarified” then she is not qualified to be a judge.

Jersey_Prophet
Jersey_Prophet
4 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Not unless you observe the Constitution. Article Two, Section 2, Clause 1 provides that:
The President … shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States…

Nick1
Nick1
4 months ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Ask Obama. He did it over 1700 times,

susan dudak
susan dudak
4 months ago

H#ll, Trump should have just pardoned the old guy and made it real easy for him. He didn’t do anything that Comey, McCabe, Strzok, or Schiff did. They all lied. And Comey actually goes on shows bragging about how he lied. Asked why he lied. His answer was…because I could. Since none of them are in jail, neither should Stone be either. They have more reason to be honest since they are leaders of our country. Pitiful. PARDON HIM, TRUMP, PARDON HIM! Obama pardoned terrorists and murderers. No one said a word. Read this if you don’t believe me:
https://conservativeamericatoday.com/obama-granted-clemency-to-terrorists-and-traitors-but-democrats-are-angry-about-roger-stone/

Ocean
Ocean
4 months ago

The American people are sick and tired of lawless activist federal Judges.
It’s about time that the Executive and Legislative branch does something
about it.

A S K
A S K
4 months ago
Reply to  Ocean

Amen. Judges legislating from the bench. Unelected judges judging our elected president.

JimmyJ
JimmyJ
4 months ago

All the duly elected President of The United States of America has to do is say, “It’s in The Constitution. The Constitution gives me power to do this. Maybe you should read the document that you have pledged to preserve, protect and defend against all enemies foreign and domestic.”

MAC
MAC
4 months ago

Hahahahaha, no, it’s not In your purview Berman. I didn’t read it was Judge Berman that all Executive actions regarding Section 2 of the Constitution be submitted to for review. It’s the Presidents constitutional Right, not for you to review. This judge needs a tweet. Anyone that responds with anything other than, it’s the Presidents Right, is a loser.

Gordon
Gordon
4 months ago

The two great pillars of God’s Throne are Justice and Mercy… if Stone received mercy, what awaits the evil
swamp dwellers that set him up out of hatred for Trump?!

Tim Kuehl
Tim Kuehl
4 months ago

Not Judge Amy Berman Jackson nor any other judge has the authority to force President Trump to explain anything regarding what the Constitution gives him the authority to do. Commuting sentences and pardoning are well within a president’s authority without review from the Congress nor Judicial. Clinton gave over 60 pardons. Obama gave over 1100 pardons, a couple times over 300 at once. Trump has given about 10. What part of separation of powers doesn’t this partisan person understand? Oh, I know, anything to restrict or block President Trump is the norm even if it is for something Democrats support but Trump accomplished. I once heard a lawyer explain what law school is, at least the one he graduated from, and the Bar he’s a member of. Their whole focus was around case law and the Constitution was never even mentioned. No wonder judges don’t understand the Constitution places limits on them.

Todd Nelson
Todd Nelson
4 months ago

This is the judge who allowed a known antis Trump and anti Stone democrat operative to be the jury foreperson. Her posts on social media were before the trial, so it would have been easy to check her bias before the trial, but this judge refused to vacate an illegal verdict, showing that she is nothing but an alt left political hack who needs to be removed from office

mikki
mikki
4 months ago

Judge Amy Berman at it again. Get her off the bench!!!! Can’t she be recalled?

Al Pambuena
Al Pambuena
4 months ago
Reply to  mikki

After Clinton and Obama commuted sentences for convicted terrorist…trump owes nobody any explainations to anyone…maybe this judge should investigate the misconduct of the prosecutors..the jury and the judge and find out why a 67 year old man with health problems was being sent to prison for process crimes for 40 months while thousands of convicted thugs are being let out of prison who were sent to prison for murder..rape..assaults and assortment of drug related crimes….

JohnS
JohnS
4 months ago

Amy Berman Jackson is a long time leftist and progressive from the bench lawmaker as well as a Trump hater. Trump has the ability as all presidents do to commute and pardon anyone. This has been shown by the record number of felons like Marc Rich convicted and escaped to Switzerland who pardoned him after his former wife gave millions to the Democratic party he and Hillary headed. as he was heading out the Door. Then we have Obama letting mass commuting black drug criminals as well as the unrepentant domestic terrorist Oscar River a top leader of the Armed Forces of National Liberation, or FALN, an ultranationalist Puerto Rican group that claimed responsibility for more than 100 bombings at government buildings, department stores, banks and restaurants in New York, Chicago, Washington. Now we have a sickly old man who was convicted under the provenly fake Mueller Russia fiasco. If it were not for the fake and manipulated Steele dossier funded by Hillary there would be no investigation of any crime by Stone. That Mueller and his henchmen of zealous Trump hating lawyers have been shown to have known with weeks that this was a hoax but decided to entrap anyone they could. This action falls under the legal doctrine “the fruit of the poisonous tree.” The Fruit of the Poisonous Tree doctrine (also known as the Derivative Evidence Doctrine) is a rule in criminal law that makes evidence that was derived from an illegal search, arrest or interrogation inadmissible. In other words, the evidence (the “fruit”) was tainted due to it coming from the illegal search and seizure (the “poisonous tree”). Under this doctrine, not only must illegally obtained evidence be excluded, but also all evidence obtained or derived from exploitation of that evidence. This case does not merit the exceptions provided based on the false evidence that was known from the start.

Gerry
Gerry
4 months ago

Tell this female activist BS POS so-called judge to go schitt in her hat. She has NO authority to question a President’s pardon. I didn’t hear her open her big fkn mouth when obama pardoned hundreds — so STFU fool and go play with your blm playmates.

Casey
Casey
4 months ago

The deep state in action. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson needs to be seen by a psychiatrist. She is having illusions of grandeur. She is a liberal hack who thinks the President reports to her. She is another Obama appointee who needs to be terminated.

Go away you slimy political hack pretending to be a judge.

Daisy
Daisy
4 months ago

It means you have to dismiss the case judge. Stone’s conviction stands but he has been in essence pardoned. Get a clue. The Judicial branch keeps trying to interject into the rulings of the Executive branch. The President has power to pardon anyone. Obama pardoned a terrorist and nobody said anything. In fact Obama pardoned over 1700 people. Trump must 11 so far.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
4 months ago

Just part of having Obama stay in the District where he can continue work on his fundamental transformation. Jackson is merely an extension of the one who appointed her.

Gerald S Ladd
Gerald S Ladd
4 months ago

The coon released just shy of 2000 criminals. Remember Chelsea Manning?

OleDad
OleDad
4 months ago

Did any Federal judge demand Bill Clinton defend “the scope of his pardon of 16 FALN terrorists” in the last hours of his presidency? Or any of the other 455 pardons and commutations he made?
Of course not.
The DC Swamp is deeper and wider than any of us imagined. Trump know how bad it was because of his business dealings with DC elites over the years. And he ran for president anyway. Bless him.

Bobby Myrick
Bobby Myrick
4 months ago

I see a lot of suppose errors from Trump’s legal team. Why aren’t they crossing all T’s and dotting all I’s? Appears to be sloppy errors. You can’t do that with these dumercrates. They are excellent booger hunters. They are unable to counter the facts only find boogers. Please clean up the approach.

Trish Jacobs
Trish Jacobs
4 months ago

Why exactly should the President of the United States have to explain anything to this dweep?

Clyde
Clyde
4 months ago

To Judge Amy Berman Jackson I’m the President and you’re not so F— off.

Walkin O'Shea
Walkin O'Shea
4 months ago

Does a federal judge have the right to question a sitting President’s right to commutation of anyone??? I believe that Amy Berman Jackson is out line and out of her league by ordering the President and his Administration to do anything. Ms. Jackson should take fast acting relief and purchase herself a bottle of Pepto-Bismol. Her diarrhea of the mouth is excessive and repugnant.

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