When it comes to holding people legally accountable in Washington, D.C., it appears that this territory is reserved strictly for those on the pro-Trump side of the political equation.
On Friday, a D.C. federal jury found Roger Stone guilty on multiple charges in a case stemming from former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation — you are sure to recall the early morning raid by an armed S.W.A.T team to take the 67-year-old Trump supporter into custody.
Stone was indicted by a grand jury in January on seven counts: five charges of false statements to the House Intelligence Committee, obstruction of the Intel committee’s Russia investigation, and witness tampering.
Among the first to respond to the news was President Trump, questioning “a double standard like never seen before.”
The president cited a long list of political characters with highly dubious repertoires.
“So they now convict Roger Stone of lying and want to jail him for many years to come,” the president tweeted. “Well, what about Crooked Hillary, Comey, Strzok, Page, McCabe, Brennan, Clapper, Shifty Schiff, Ohr & Nellie, Steele & all of the others, including even Mueller himself? Didn’t they lie?”
“A double standard like never seen before in the history of our Country?” he added in a second tweet.
….A double standard like never seen before in the history of our Country?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 15, 2019
Speaking of Trump, a White House petition has been launched calling for a full pardon of Stone.
BREAKING: A White House petition has been launched calling for the Full Pardon of Roger Stone. A DC jury found Stone guilty of process crimes earlier today https://t.co/RwqQq7fTVo
— Botnet Warlord Poso (@JackPosobiec) November 15, 2019
Charlie Kirk, founder of Turning Point USA, had his own unique take on the “justice” on display here.
“Roger Stone was found guilty on all counts as a part of this witch hunt investigation It’s not surprising considering: It was an all-Democrat, Washington DC jury. Tried by a Never-Trump judge. The entire media railed against him constantly. Shameful,” he tweeted.
Roger Stone was found guilty on all counts as a part of this witch hunt investigation
It’s not surprising considering:
It was an all-Democrat, Washington DC jury
Tried by a Never-Trump judge
The entire media railed against him constantly
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) November 15, 2019
Most egregious in Stone’s guilty verdict is a comparison to the actions from Hillary Clinton, who is in every sense of the word above the law.
Here’s are a couple of reactions related to Clinton — sarcasm included.
Roger Stone found guilty of lying to Congress during the failed coup attempt by the Democrats and Mueller.
Hillary Clinton lies repeatedly, wiped her illegal server, had staff smash phones… She walks free.
Where is the justice?
— Chris Loesch (@ChrisLoesch) November 15, 2019
So is Roger Stone going to prison for a million billion years? I mean, it’s only fair.
He broke computers. He smashed phones. He used bleachbit.
Hang. Him. High.
— Melissa Mackenzie ? (@MelissaTweets) November 15, 2019
Here is a sampling of other notable responses from Twitter:
Roger Stone, a crank and a liar, is found guilty on charges stemming from his various crankish lies. *Not* guilty on any charges relating to actual “collusion” with WikiLeaks, which is supposed to be what the entire investigation was about
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) November 15, 2019
Roger Stone’s conviction is about sending a message for 2020.
Don’t engage in journalism, don’t engage in opposition research.
Don’t fight the deep state. Otherwise you’ll end up in prison for life or Epsteined.
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) November 15, 2019
Roger Stone is another good candidate for a pardon.
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) November 15, 2019
Roger Stone was prosecuted more aggressively than Jeffrey Epstein, that tells you all you need to know about the rule of law in America.
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) November 15, 2019
The #RogerStone Verdict is a stain on the American Justice System that will haunt the future of this nation forever.#PardonRogerStoneNOW
— Carpe Donktum? (@CarpeDonktum) November 15, 2019
Adam Schiff told a lie in Congress to the American people, will he be prosecuted to the full extent of the law?
But Roger Stone is facing 50 years.
Such a Double Standard!
— Diamond and Silk® (@DiamondandSilk) November 15, 2019
WHEN IS HILLARY GOING TO JAIL ?
Roger Stone was found guilty for lying to Congress. SO
When will they LOCK HER UP for the committing crimes & lying to Congress?
When will CONGRESSMAN ADAM SCHIFF GO TO JAIL FOR LYING ON PRESIDENT TRUMP?#LockHerUp #RogerStoneTrial pic.twitter.com/V02I0LA4jE
— Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) November 15, 2019
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