Roger Stone on Monday evening stated his trial for mendacity to Congress was “essentially the most horrible expertise you’ll be able to have” — and slammed the federal justice system for his prosecution.
Stone, whose 40-month sentence was commuted by President Trump Friday, blasted his prosecution whereas venting about his expertise in an interview with Fox Information’ Sean Hannity.
“That is essentially the most horrible expertise you’ll be able to have as a result of I see instantly why 99 p.c of the individuals who selected to plead not responsible and go to trial, lose,” Stone, 67, advised Hannity.
“Whenever you’re up in opposition to the horrific and deep-pocket assets of the federal authorities and these, actually sadistic, boastful, politically motivated prosecutors … I had a biased decide, I had a stacked jury, I had a corrupt jury forewoman,” Stone fumed.
Stone’s lawyer, David Schoen, stated within the interview that he and Stone will “have to sit down down and decide as as to whether to go ahead with the attraction.”
Stone was convicted in November 2019 on seven counts of obstruction, witness tampering and making false statements to Congress stemming from particular counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
If Stone does search to have his costs acquitted, Schoen stated they might do it earlier than Decide Amy Berman Jackson, who presided over Stone’s trial.
“I’ve bought to change into satisfied that I may get a good second trial, as a result of I actually didn’t get a good first trial,” Stone stated.
A longtime adviser to Trump, Stone once more heaped reward on the president for commuting his sentence days earlier than it was scheduled to start.
“I’ve deep, deep affection for Donald Trump as a result of I’ve identified him 40 years,” Stone stated.
“He saved my life, and a minimum of on paper, he gave me an opportunity to battle for vindication,” he stated.