Prosecutor Disavows Barr Bigfooting Of Stone Sentencing | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

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Rachel Maddow shares a portion of the Roger Stone sentencing transcript in which Justice Department prosecutor John Crabb speaks in support of the case against Stone and defers to the judge on sentencing, disavowing what William Barr imposed on the case. Aired on 02/20/20.
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Prosecutor Disavows Barr Bigfooting Of Stone Sentencing | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

67 Comments on "Prosecutor Disavows Barr Bigfooting Of Stone Sentencing | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. Why isn’t Bill Barr being disbarred? The American Bar Association in as non political as it gets. No political pressure can be exerted upon them. What’s stopping them of stripping him of his licence to practice law?

  2. With the sentence she handed down, it makes it hard for trump to pardon using the excuse of it being too harsh.
    he’ll do it anyways but he’ll have to make another excuse as to why.

  3. Yeah, I’m glad too Rachel. I’m one of the guys who has been saying “So what?” online for a week. Of course you know just how fast, and how likely, this little burst of integrity can turn into another “So what?” The rare showings of integrity are still important, but they won’t survive another Trump term. Or won’t matter. Better hope integrity becomes contagious enough to offset cowardly corruption.

    • lima leaf frog | February 21, 2020 at 6:56 AM | Reply

      Steve Folkes …integrity becomes contagious…where is the cavalry; the knights in shining armour; our Greta? Instead we have the sorcerer’s apprentice & the water keeps getting deeper.

    • @lima leaf frog In spite of myself – my cynicism above – when I step back enough from emotions, I know there are enough people with enough integrity to eventually prevail. It’s a question – a very big one – how bad it has to get first.

    • @Steve Folkes , It seems integrity is for people who are not politicians.

    • Vammek Opinion | February 21, 2020 at 8:51 PM | Reply

      Make sure you Vote/March/Protest Boston Tea Party II this summer. No More 4 more yrs. Crime family out

    • @N S DIng! You win the Internet tonight.It’s a basic fact,but cult worship appeals to the amygdyla,proven by Goebbels speech at the Warpalast in 1943
      The cost to the German citizenry converted to Nationalism was astounding,they were being bombed by hundreds of bombers from the RAF

  4. Berman Jackson as I predicted would give Stone 3-3.5 yrs, no more. This is the woman who sent Stone off with a gag order for posting a photo of her with crosshairs on her head. The same judge who gave Manefort 3+yrs after all the hype she was going to throw the whole encyclopedia at him. I wonder what the sentence would have been if it was an ordinary black, Hispanic or Asian guy?

  5. The sad thing is that Trump’s supporters admire this as being badass. They really want a dictator.

    • Your so out of the loop you think anybody sees this as badass when republicans know trump can just pardon him so it makes no sense to say barr did this because of a tweet.

    • trump is basically scuttling the laws we adhere to to ensure law and order and fairness. And if it doesn’t benefit him he will do away with it.

    • You’re all out of your minds.
      When us BOOMERS are gone, you will get the government you desire,
      Until then enjoy your FREEDOM!!

  6. I think Crabb is about to go through some very bad things.

  7. Big L Williams | February 21, 2020 at 4:22 AM | Reply

    This is a life time appointed judge who has to kowtow to know one. Not sure why she didn’t throw the book at Stone. If Barr is not disbarred by June then I believe the Bar Association should close its doors and make it a taco stand.

  8. It’s good to know that some people do have respect for the rule of law.

    • “Roger Stone treatment” in 2021 means FBI SWAT teams of thirty with guns drawn and with tanks, huey helicopters, , gun boats kicking in the doors of the traitors and overthrowers, the communist propagandists like Radical Moscow. She knew Mueller FISA Steele was pure fiction. False witness nightly libel/ malice. The intentional commission of a wrongful act, absent justification, with the intent to cause harm to others; conscious violation of the law that injures another individual; a mental state indicating a disposition in disregard of social duty and a tendency toward malfeasance. Mad cow.

    • But we no longer live under the rule of law, we live under the rule of those who rule the law.

  9. Welcome to the banana states of America.

    • Ever since Trump became king of banana republic of America, lady justice is no longer blind, she has 20/20 for her friends and accomplices and 30/30 for her alleged political rivals

  10. This is the most offensive thing trump has done. I myself have done 8.5 years for 2.8gs and 3 pills. This guy gets 3 years for treasonous acts to the U.S constitution. Discusting

    • 88Gibson LesPaul | February 21, 2020 at 4:38 AM | Reply

      Bill Barr himself is the most offensive thing to me. Trump’s power has increased dramatically since Barr came in.Β 
      I have not been able to keep up with this case as I ordinarily would have but there is some talk about one of the jurors being biased or something like that. I’ll have to look into it but if that’s the case, then Trump will use that to interfere more.
      The Allies saved the German people from Hitler. We had to destroy their country to do it but we did deliver them. No one is going to come and save us. We’ll have to do it ourselves. We…our country… in a very bad way. We face the most serious crisis of our existence.

    • No, just wait for it…

  11. It takes a little more effort on Trump’s behalf to totally corrupt the American justice system. But he will keep trying.

    • Yeah, it takes more than a tweet to be considered to be corrupting something other than twitter…

    • The worse part is, he knows he can just pardon them. Trump’s interference in this case was public relations.

    • Trump can’t stop running negative adds against himself, this will go into March and we haven’t got to Flynn. Why didn’t he pardon everyone a month ago, it would have been forgotten by his base and old new by now. His advisors or Barr are commuting t political malpractice if they are telling him a pardon is a political 3rd rail, anyone who watched the impeachment and the Senate and the polls knows that isn’t close to true.

    • MVVpro
      Rogers Stone was convicted under an unlawful investigation, and subpoenaed by an unlawful warrant.
      The FBI &Dems, forged the Fisa Court Application documents to hold the Russian Collusion investigation.
      17 ( lies,and false facts) in those documents, in the Inspector General of the Fisa Courts, Horowitz.s report.

    • MVVpro And sadly, he’s nearly there!

  12. The home of the brave well where are you when needed most.we in the free world feel the boast about the most powerful country in our world now seems very fear the GOP and old man we ask talk and talk but do nothing to save this very old and loved country.don’t wait for a hero be the hero.

  13. There is nothing deep about trump… he is doing exacly what he acused “the deep state” of… but he is doing it out in the open !
    Come on america, you can do better than this ! !

    • @Bugsea he is the worst in your country and he is showing you all that is wrong deep down in your countrys soul… now you can see yourself, your country and your hypnose/brainwash more clearly and with open eyes… and now do the right thing 😁 please

    • “Come on america, you can do better than this!!”

      I’d like to agree with you wholeheartedly but evidence suggests that America, right now, maybe can’t.

    • @morten larsen 1000%
      This trump ‘administration’ didn’t just mysteriously…..happen…
      to the US.
      His being in the WH, the entirely complicit and morally backrupt version of the gop currently in Congress are just two obvious symptoms.

      It shouldn’t even have been a **possibility** that something like Trump could get in to the WH, or that a political party in America would have even accepted him as a candidate but…..well, he did and they did.

    • @T Electronix you need Bernie…
      And quick

    • @Bugsea the Clinton’s got away with murder.

  14. It’s encouraging to know that there are still honest people around and that Trump hasn’t yet been able to get rid of all of them. There’s hope for humanity.

    • I don’t know how much hope for humanity is warranted when you consider Trump’s approval ratings (90%+) by Republican voters. They exist in a different universe.

    • @Ken Howard Consider that there are more Democrats, and way more Independents than Republicans.

  15. This is fascism, pure and simple.

  16. It’s also the jurors who heard the case and found him guilty who were pushed aside too. Let’s not forget that they VOTE too.

  17. silvano novalis | February 21, 2020 at 7:32 AM | Reply

    Barr was involved in the proceedings. He should be disbarred and indicted for the repeated cover-up. Judge Jackson yielded to the pressure. What a travesty! Flynn, called a “double traitor” by the judge, will be pardoned by the buffoon. These precedents will have heavy consequences on the judicial system.

    • silvano novalis
      Stone was convicted in an unlawful investigation. And an unlawful warrant was used to arrest him.
      The FBI, defrauded the Fisa court with documents that contained 17 fake facts&lies to obtain the warrant to hold the Russian Collusion case and subpoena Stone.

  18. windandvoidboxer | February 21, 2020 at 7:50 AM | Reply

    To Barr: “How long will you judge unjustly,
    And show partiality to the wicked?”

  19. Trumpty Dumpty your fall is coming! | February 21, 2020 at 9:02 AM | Reply

    If it was fair and just, he would have gotten 25 years for Treason.

  20. America: If You’re Rich & White You Can Get Away With Anything

    Vote Blue, no matter who.

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