Trump and corruption: Who cares in the time of COVID? - 2020-07-14

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F358.png Trump and corruption: Who cares in the time of COVID? July 14, 2020, Frank Vogl, Salon

Stone had been found guilty by a jury of multiple crimes related to the 2016 presidential election campaign.

The U.S. Justice Department, long an institution with a rather stellar track record and reputation, first announced it would go for a 7 to 10-year prison sentence. But then, U.S. Attorney-General William Barr intervened and called for a much lower sentence, which he was given.

One wonders: Was there a deal in place — with Trump vowing to Stone that he would never let him go to jail provided that Stone in return lied about Trump's knowledge of Wikileaks disclosures about Hilary Clinton's e-mails? We will never know.

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