The closer you get to President Trump, the closer you get to prison.
Roger Stone, the president’s longtime friend and former campaign adviser, is living proof. On Monday, the Department of Justice recommended that he be sentenced to seven to nine years in prison for crimes he committed relating to Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. That night, at 1:48 a.m., our law-and-order president tweeted, “This is a horrible and very unfair situation. The real crimes were on the other side, as nothing happens to them. Cannot allow this miscarriage of justice!”
The next day, in a total coincidence, the Department of Justice changed its mind and said that Stone deserved “far less” than the previously recommended sentence, prompting four prosecutors to withdraw from the case and one to resign in protest. Hours later, Trump tweeted, “All starting to unravel with the ridiculous nine year sentence recommendation!” If there’s one thing we know that Trump hates, it’s long sentences.