Online, Trump Lashes Out After Learning Roger Stone Is Going To Prison
President Donald Trump was up at nearly 2 a.m. Tuesday worrying about his longtime confidant Roger Stone, who faces seven to nine years in prison, according to Raw Story.
Stone was convicted of lying to Congress and tampering with a witness in his efforts to learn about hacked Democratice emails during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Federal prosecutors argued for a higher-end sentence.
“This is a horrible and very unfair situation,” Trump tweeted at 1:48 a.m. “The real crimes were on the other side, as nothing happens to them. Cannot allow this miscarriage of justice!”
Trump’s tweet was in response to a right-wing Daily Caller correspondent, who insisted Stone had never been accused of working with the Russians or WikiLeaks.
Yet, Trump’s former deputy campaign manager Rick Gates testified that he overheard Trump discussing WikiLeaks with Stone in a July 2016 call.
Gates and former 2016 campaign manager Steve Bannon said the campaign saw Trump’s associate as a liaison to WikiLeaks and who seemed to be in the loop with the group’s plans for releasing hacked data.