Did Trump Interfere In Roger Stone’s Sentencing?
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Did Trump Interfere In Roger Stone’s Sentencing?


>>Donald Trump’s involvement with the Roger
Stone sentencing seemed fairly clear yesterday. There have been developments, though, and
so we wanted to catch you up. First of all, I wanna acknowledge that Donald
Trump is saying publicly that he did not get involved with the decision to push for a lighter
sentence for Roger Stone. Here he is.>>Ridiculous that, none of that, no, I didn’t
speak to the justice. I’d be able to do it if I wanted. I have the absolute right to do it. I stay out of things to a degree that people
wouldn’t believe. But I didn’t speak to him. I thought the recommendation was ridiculous. I thought the whole prosecution was ridiculous. And I look at others that haven’t been prosecuted,
or I don’t know where it is now, but when you see that, I thought it was an insult to
our country. And it shouldn’t happen, and we’ll see what
goes on there, but that was a horrible apparition. These are the, I guess the same Mueller people
that put everybody through hell, and I think it’s a disgrace. No, I have not been involved with it at all.>>Yeah, yeah, even the extent that he hasn’t
been involved. No one would believe how little he’s been
involved despite the fact that he’s been tweeting both of them before and after the decision. And first of all, even if he had in his preferences
are obviously clear. Particularly, for the people in charge of
the DOJ that he put there to protect him and his cabal from criminal consequences.>>Department of Justice spokesperson said,
no, we had made the decision to change our mind about the sentencing of Roger stone right
before his tweet. That’s like the, I think it was at 1:30AM,
by the way, the Tweet. Yeah, so like a 1:25AM, now like what do you
think, we just overrule all the career prosecutors, all four of them.>>Mm-hm.>>That thought that this was the right sentence?>>Yeah.>>Right, right, everybody agreed? My god, you guys, you’re not gonna believe
this. Trump just tweeted about it. What a coincidence.>>Which, by the way, I feel this over abundance
of need to be fair to people who have never once deserved it. It’s not like they’re never overruled, it
is a recommendation. Hypothetically, it doesn’t need to be followed. And there are reasons to believe that in some
cases, prosecutors might generally push for sentences that are greater than some other
people who’ve been less involved with the case might prefer. All of that is possible but it exists inside
of a context where Donald Trump’s relationship with Roger Stone and the rest of the people. That he’s either trying to bully them or bully
the people who’ve been investigating them. In some cases, the judges on their cases. All of that is so important and just to be
clear, yesterday we read the Tweet where the original recommendations comes out. And he tweets, it’s unacceptable, it’s crazy,
he can’t do it, obviously, stating his preferences. Although we didn’t know at the time that they’d
already decided to change it, that just wasn’t public yet. And so then, William Barr decides to get involved
and he tweets this. Again, like fully publicly making clear what
it is exactly that he wants. He says congratulations to Attorney General
Bill Barr, for taking charge of a case that was totally out of control and perhaps should
not have even been brought. Evidence now clearly shows that the Muller
scam was improperly brought and tainted. That’s not true. Even Bob Mueller lied to Congress and so they
put out the recommendation 7 to 9 years. He tweets, it’s unacceptable. They decide to lower it, all the people originally
involved resign so Bill Barr takes control. And then Trump congratulates him for not that
they already changed their mind, that theory that’s out there that they want you to believe. He’s saying, no, it was wrong and Bill Barr
came in and stopped it, after I made clear that that’s what I wanted.>>Yeah, but, John, you’ll never believe how
little I was involved.>>Yeah, except for the Tweet.>>You would never believe it. Well, that’s true actually, that’s the first
true thing he said, I won’t believe it.>>Mm-hm, yeah, I have a hard time believing
it actually.>>Now, guys, let’s talk about now the broader
implications. Now that impeachment is over, he thinks there
are no rules at all. And he’s kind of right.>>He’s totally right.>>Yeah, he’s like, I clearly broke the law
when I did the deal, when I asked Ukraine to hold up. And I held up their funding to have them do
a political favor for my campaign. That’s actually, three violations of the law
in there, holding up the funding, asking for a political favor from a foreign country,
and getting something in return. So that’s extortion, campaign finance violations,
and then there’s a separate law about holding up the funding. So I broke the law eight ways to Sunday. And then I told all the Republican senators
shut up and vote, that I’m innocent and don’t even do a real case. Make sure you’re rubbing their face by having
no witnesses at all. Even though there’s someone who is my National
Security Advisor saying please, please, I have information about this case. And the republicans did exactly as I told
him to, so who cares if I break the law on this or anything else? What would they do? They’d go through a whole another impeachment? And what difference would it make? All the Republican senators would acquit me
again. The truest thing he ever said was I could
choose someone on Fifth Avenue and get away with it.>>Yeah, if they thought that their career
depended on me getting away with it. It does and so they let them get away with
it. Another Tweet that was just filled with lies
that I want to acknowledge was this one. There was a Tweet about Amy Berman Jackson,
who was the the judge in some of these cases. And he tweeted, is this the judge that put
Paul Manafort in solitary confinement? Something that not even mobster Al Capone
had to endure? How did you treat crooked crooked Hillary
Clinton, just asking you. That was crazy, when she put him in solitary
confinement when they didn’t even know what to call Al Capone except, that she didn’t. And he was in incredibly lenient. He had his laptop, he had his phone, he had
his own shower and his own. Like he had all of these extra perks over
and above what anyone else would get. My favorite was he could use his phone, which
was in his cell, for 12 hours a day. But to be fair, every call was capped at 15
minutes, which is a big limitation. Except that once you hit those 15 minutes
and disconnects, you can just call the person back again and just keep going for 12 hours
>>Okay, poor Paul Manafort and his ostrich jacket. Whereas black and brown people are put in
solitary confinement all the time endlessly by our horrific criminal justice system, without
a second thought. And I’ve never seen Donald Trump give a damn
about that, but his criminal partner Paul Manafort. My god, I heard they put him in solitary confinement
for the other 12 hours. He didn’t have his phone. No, that’s not what solitary confinement is. And he’s like, does she ever prison Hillary
Clinton? No, because there was no case brought in front
of her about Hillary Clinton. And judges don’t randomly go, hey, can you
guys grab Hillary Clinton cuz I want to put her in prison and then give her a solitary
confinement. None of that is how it works. And so, meanwhile, putting kids in cages that
cross the border, no problem. My elitist friends who helped me and my criminal
enterprise, how dare you put them in a cage after they broke law after law?>>Do you think, so this thing with the his
approach to Roger Stone is obviously different than his approach was to Manafort and to Cohen. Cohen, obviously, was more fully turned on
him, was willing to testify and all that. So that was a significant difference. But Paul Manafort didn’t really do that. And so how frustrated do you think Paul Manafort
must be? That now Trump is willing to just like stop
pretending and just he’s gonna do whatever it takes to get Roger Stone out. They’re lowering the sentence, he might pardon
him tomorrow. But Paul Manafort didn’t get that sort of
sweet deal, although perhaps, it’s an indication that it might becoming some sort of commutation
or something like that.>>I know you guys don’t need me, especially
if he wins again. I mean, certainly for the next year, but if
he wins again, there are no laws anymore. He’s like Bill Murray’s character in Kingpin,
his toupee flying in the wind, going, I’m above the law. And he kind of is. The Republican senators said he’s above the
law. We don’t care what the law is. We will never enforce it on Trump. So, yeah, he can do whatever the hell he wants.>>Yeah.>>There’s no chance of a second impeachment. I’d be in favor of it. I do it in a second. But you know, Democratic leadership, they’re
the weakest people on earth. There’s no chance that the Senate whatever
convict him of any crime, no matter how clear it is. So he now rightfully thinks I can break any
law, any rule, don’t care that could rub it in your face.>>Yeah, there’s no report, I mean, I guess,
I would love a second impeachment to go over the territory that should have been involved
in the first one. But outside of that sort of a completions
streak, what would be the point? Republicans are as lawless as him, or as little
concern with what all this means for the future of our country.>>Well, you know man, I think democratic
party should be a thousand times more aggressive. I’d do it to call witnesses. Bolton says he’d like to testify, can do.>>That’s true.>>We could make that happen right away. Let’s bring in everybody. And what was the corrupt deal he had with
China and Turkey that Bolton was referring to? And if you got no evidence, I don’t care. I’d do a second impeachment. I’d do an eighth impeachment, but not for
political reasons. If he actually broke the law, then yes. And by the way, charging with crimes next
time. He already broke five laws in the Ukraine
story three and two others at a minimum. So, but that requires courage from the Democratic
Party.>>Yeah, and it doesn’t seem crazy that we’re
like, we’re done with this. We’re moving on. We don’t know what John Bolton knows, like,
hypothetically, maybe we can read the book or whatever. But there’s not gonna be any sort of like
cross examination or anything. And Robert Hyde, what was he doing? What’s our hope at this point? Maybe someone will make a documentary someday? He might have been stalking and planning to
murder an ambassador. That’s foolish, move on.

100 Comments

  • Kyunghwee Choi

    Would like to think this has to come to an end at some point but seems less & less likely it's going to be soon. Ugh, this is so depressing…

  • Donut Frump

    Trump is doing exactly what Putin wanted, he's getting Americans to lose faith in their political systems and see the corruption for what it is.

  • CRGtx325

    Trump started rolling back on the racist crime bill that Bernie proudly voted for. I’d say Trump cares more than the racist, sexist Bernie.

  • Ergenta

    I heard Trump woke up breathing this morning. That sounds like a valid impeachment reason to me! At least as valid as every other reason

  • Sweederland Johnson

    If you know anyone in your family and they vote republican or corporate Democrat ostracize them. Those idiots are either dumb, racist or greedy. There's simply no in between

  • Rosu Florian

    So the demorats lost their marbles for over two years perpetrating the ,,russia hoax" and now will be nominating an old Commie who honeymooned in – you guessed it -Russia !!??

  • Christophe Breland

    Also this shows how fragile this system is you can do what you want. I wonder what would happen if Trump said the election was BS and he will stay in office.

  • Christophe Breland

    There is still the supreme Court case of his 3 combined tax investigation court cases not sure what the case specifically be about or the affect of the ruling will have. One of the cases was more about investigating a sitting president. What do you guys think about the case(s)

  • quon gun

    Forget for the moment the name of the President.
    Has the president of the United States the right to point out if a prosecution against an American citizen is unfair?
    It would also be convenient to lay out the facts of such citizen's case and put them in context of similar cases.

  • R killalea

    Hate it when trump gets involved and gets lighter sentences for people!!! Jasmine barnes, alice Johnson and many others should still be rotten in jail

  • MissaRosa

    No president in America has absolute power to do anything they want if they wanted to. That;s why we have what's called "Checks and Balances". They ensure that no group or groups has total political power. But it seems they skipped out on that part of "Government" in high school.

  • Coherent Order

    Hey Cenk! What happened to your gloating face over Roger Stone's sentencing? Dog face lying pony [period]. Can't wait to see your dumb face when President Trump grand slams into 2020! 😂

  • grabir01

    BUSTED! Roger Stone lead juror just got caught again! Under oath, the jury foreman in Roger Stone case testified that she had no recollection of who Roger Stone was. Ironically, if she never wrote the CNN piece none of this wouldn’t have been made public. Her desire for fame will land her in prison. The jury foreman lied under oath. This is a federal crime.

  • Jay Ess

    Another bullshit video from the young turks. Why would Trump interfere in the sentencing? Trump has the constitutional power to pardon Stone irrespective of the length of the sentence.

  • Mike Samra

    The FBI goes up to Roger Stone's house with machine guns surrounding the place with CNN in tow. The only people there were Roger Stone and his wife who is totally deaf. They were some real threat. Now the juror tweets are coming out and we know the whole thing was a setup. Can you imagine if Bernie were President? The Deep State would do the same to him and worse. Roger Stone should not have gotten any time for this.

  • Jack Parsons

    The "prosecutors" contend that Stone hid the truth in order to protect the Trump campaign — even though the Mueller probe itself, upon its conclusion in May of last year, did not find evidence of collusion and even declared that it “does not conclude that the President committed a crime.”
    That begs the question: If there was no crime, then how was Stone attempting to cover up a crime?

  • George Banks

    I watched Fred Flintstone William Barr at his senate confirmation hearings and he sat there and lied like A rug. He specifically said he was going to be A co equal part of Trump's administration. And democrats like manchin who voted for his confirmation should be held accountable and run out of office.

  • revo lution

    the average sentence for convicted rapists was 9.8 years, while the actual time served was 5.4 years.
    Roger stone is as bad as a Rapist?
    You tell rape victims that TYT you piece of garbage.

  • bubu joo Estes

    Trump is the disgrace to this nation.
    Trump is a disgrace to the world.
    Trying to use big words but he couldn't follow up to finish the sentence.

  • Italianmom

    Don't know why Trump is interfering in Roger Stone sentencing. His friend would love to go to prison for nine years all those men and so little time and Trump wants to take that away from him. What kind of friend is he

  • Mark

    Didn’t I recently read of a black man who told his jailer that he had a phone that hadn’t been taken when he was arrested
    Who was then charged with being in possession of said phone and found guilty right up to appeal
    And received a horrendous sentence

  • Mark Andrews

    These guys are so full of shit. Telling us their 'spin', as if it's fact. They're still claiming that the Mueller probe wasn't tainted FFS? WTF will it take to realise the establishment intelligence officials are corrupt AF? Progressives used to know this. TDS has made TYT shills for the intelligence community and clearly corrupt members of the DNC like Schiff, Nadler & Pelosi.

  • len thomas

    Hi didle didle the cat played the Fiddle

    And the Cow Jumped over the Moon

    We all laughed to see such fun

    While then the dog ran away with Spoon

    A lie gets halfway around the world before Truth gets out of bed.

  • John Coppers

    The Stone debacle is one of the blackest marks on modern America. They lied about WMD's in Iraq, killed millions – no one went to jail. They lied about Russia and tried to frame Stone, he apparently told a lie in some lie of an investigation and gets life in prison? WTF?! Its clear he agitated the swamp and the swamp wants revenge. Buncho sickos in charge, and they are going to steal from Bernie. Watch. Time to drop the partisan shtick and realize it is swamp party vs truth party.

  • Malik Rath

    Roger Stone is guilty, he is a disgrace to the country and you know it Trump, why? because he has been your friend for decades…. I can't believe people buy this BS anymore.

  • Hobbes Tiger

    Trump is more loyal to his friends than Elizabeth Warren.

    (yes, yes, I know Trumps is afraid Stone might spill the beans on him or whatever but still)

  • Bell Radio

    A) It has been reported that the standard sentence this same crime (any aged offender) is 1-2 years @ 90% before parole. B) Stone, an elderly first offender who just so happens to enjoy mocking the system which incarcerates him, was scheduled to get 9 years @ 90%. If (A) is true, why should (B) go unchallenged by anyone and everyone, including lefties? Who wants the government running geriatric gulags?

  • Lanzy Fabian

    Honestly, I was all for a shortened sentence for Roger Stone-
    Put the bastard on the guillotine and shorten him by about a head's length!!!

  • Mary Sparks

    At 0:53 Trump says, "…it's a horrible aborrition."…….and not a word from anyone that it was another Trump Flub that should have been quickly pointed out. I believe he was trying for "aberration"…….which precisely describes this dicKtator wannabe!

    It's all so horribly disgusting!!

  • David Bamber

    No justice in this country. Agree or Disagree with the Stone case. Why are we debating Stones case when people like George Bush, Hillary and Bill Clinton, Obama and Trump are free? What stones did was minor in comparison to the crimes committed by the people above.

  • Ray Jan

    Yes I is correct that stays out of things that we would not believe.
    He stays completely out of the governing of the country.
    The only thing is does is getting money out of his position.

  • Jay Borden

    Hey Young Turds why do you block people who have actual opinions and speak out against your hateful and divisive propaganda? You guys are cancer.

  • Margo Bradley

    President Trump didn’t interfere , he merrily pointed out the hypocrisy and bias of the Democrat controlled investigative and justice system

  • ronny raygunz

    If a president can pardon anyone he wants, which is in his power, it's not illegal to express an opinion about a sentence lol!

  • Tony Scot

    Chunk Yoghurt got into a fight with Roger Stone and Alex Jones – caught on camera. TYT (The Young Turds) and the political left hate Roger Stone and have hated him for years because of Stone's tactics to support the political right. The exaggerated sentence is payback. This is the coup-cabale exacting revenge for not succeeding at impeaching Trump. TYT is full of sh** – as implied by their very name 🙂

  • Margo Bradley

    No he didn’t interfere , he’s an American citizen and entitled to his opinion like all others , you $hit stirrers pounce on any and all opportunity to get the smell circulating hoping to get a pat on the back for stinking up real news sources

  • Kevin Coop

    Unfortunately Trump is correct! There is NO law that saws the AG is to be independent! I repeat NOT A LAW. After Nixon, the DOJ distanced itself from President authority. Now that we are near dictatorship, he can do as he pleases. Please help evict Trump from OUR White House! Vote against Trump on November 2!!!!!!

  • Mike M

    Trump’s been doing a great job! It’s too bad the left are record breaking obstructionist, America could have accomplished so much more…

  • Raquel Alhaqab

    I think because Trump did that they should double the sentence to send a message with a recommendation that if the president pardons him that Trump will be up for impeachment again.

  • John Madden

    He's spent 4 years saying he is right and the law is the product of the deep state. So when he bends or breaks the law and gets away with it, he proves to his supporters that he is strong and nothing can stop him – especially the broken law and congressional systems. They like this because it reinforces that he is right, that he is strong. They probably sit back and jeer at your words because they think you are part of the elite and that you are, accordingly, his and their enemies. Telling the truth actually reinforces their belief that you are part of the problem, but they are fine because they are siding with the "winner". Classic personality cult mentality.

  • Anthony Clay

    There was a time when “progressives” would speak up when sentencing was unfair. But your hatred of Trump makes you guys abdicate your so called morals. Any objective person would admit that this Stone sentencing is totally unfair. And they sent a SWAT team to arrest him. A 70 year old nonviolent person who was zero threat to the arresting officers. And no “progressives” are speaking up? Sad.

  • Philippe Nachtergal

    Tump: I didn't but If I did, I have full rights to "talk" to Barr.
    Fox: He was joking. If he had interfered it would be be bad but he didn't.
    Trump favorability : 50%

    And in a few months:
    Trump: Yeah I did and it was smart.
    Fox: Nothing new, that's old stuff everybody knew already.
    Trump favorability : 50%

    As always.

  • Tiwonna Sims

    Kids in cages 😆 everything about brown people nothing about the broken child protective system that kidnaps our kids drug, rape, lockup, torture, and kill no news on the real citizens of this country. Sad that anyone have to suffer these people are coming here for opportunities that haven't been extended to its own citizens. What hypocrites !

  • Gettyn Todhagroov

    If you google the word sociopath, it describes everything about the Pgrabber-in-chief, trump. One trait of a sociopath or trump, little or no lessons learned from negative consequences of their actions, sociopaths and psychopaths often blame their victims for causing their own victimization.

  • John Cook

    JohnCook Australia 🇦🇺. This joker Ttump is a raving lunatic . Can anyone tell me what the moron was saying in the first grab . Can’t this cretin be hospitalized due to his insanity and for the safety of the country ?
    Also congratulations on becoming the corruption centre of the universe . Ttump although insane has surrounded himself with some of the vilest people on the planet Earth .

  • Richard Anderson

    The Judge imposes the sentence. Not Barr or Trump. You are making a big thing out if nothing. The career prosecutors were probably more Obama spy’s.

  • Make That Point

    Every one lies to you! They get to release like OJ, Michael Jackson with molestation by the law, but u guys think u are above all laws and Convict with those diarrhea flowing mouths.

  • Jessie Yeomans

    Is he just out of touch with reality? I've always heard the saying "you believe your own lies". I never believed that until this President!!!

  • Rahimzai

    Israel: Trump take out Iranian top General Qasem Salmani.
    Trump: Okay it's done!
    Israel: Tell the democratic party to put your differences aside help Trump from the impeachment.

  • mark nelson

    The judge has ruled that the four prosecutors were wrong in recommending a long sentence the max.
    Now it will be said the President Trump coursed the judge or worse

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