Trump ally to be sentenced amid firestorm over presidential meddling

Trump ally to be sentenced amid firestorm over presidential meddling

Donald Trump’s longtime aide Roger Stone will be sentenced Thursday in a case that has caused a stir in Washington following meddling by the US president and his attorney general.
Stone, one of the Republican leader’s allies and “oldest friends,” was convicted in November of lying to Congress, tampering with a witness and obstructing the House investigation into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia to cheat in the 2016 election.
Just 10 days ago, four US prosecutors asked a judge to sentence the former political consultant to between seven and nine years in jail. Trump chimed in via his favourite method of communication — Twitter — to denounce what he called a “miscarriage of justice.”
Source: Guardian Newspaper