Judge Amy Berman Jackson went on a tirade in court, inserting political opinion into legal argumentation ahead of announcing the sentence for Roger Stone Thursday, drawing calls of hypocrisy over what many are calling a distorted concept of the truth.
Before capitulating to President Donald J. Trump over the length of time recommended in sentencing for Stone by out-going and humiliated DOJ members who wanted a 9-year sentence, Berman Jackson went on a lengthy hypocritical tirade about her version of the “truth” for the sake of reporters, even while enforcing a long time gag order on Stone, himself.
Stone has been prevented by court order from commenting on his court case, however, that gag order does not include Berman Jackson herself, or Berman Jackson’s friends in the Resistance media, from commenting on the case on major cable media networks.
Berman Jackson’s one-sided show trial in the news media ultimately ended up discrediting Stone widely.
Rachel Weiner, a reporter for the Washington Post posted a series of tweets Thursday, quoting Berman Jackson.
"The dismay and disgust at the defendant's belligerence should transcend party," she added. She also defended "jurors who served with integrity under difficult circumstances."
— Rachel Weiner (@rachelweinerwp) February 20, 2020
Curiously, Berman Jackson inserted herself into the story about the corrupted jury foreman, Tomeka Hart, who outed herself on social media as a strong opponent of Trump and a highly active Democrat activist.
As of Friday, Berman Jackson still hasn’t ordered an investigation into the jury foreman but she did take the opportunity to redirect insert her opinion, by giving her version of the story.
The foreman on the Roger Stone jury was posting Politico links during the trial
Does this mean she was reading Politico during the trial, which covered the case extensively? https://t.co/LzbZiKVmiH
— Jack Posobiec 杰克老师 (@JackPosobiec) February 13, 2020
The Jury foreman had anti-Trump bias and mocked Roger Stone’s arrest on Twitter but was allowed to be the head juror in Stone’s trial.
She lied. This was perjury.
Why was this allowed to happen
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) February 21, 2020
Berman Jackson also admitted into the record letters from people asking for stiff punishment for Stone. But as National File uncovered Berman Jackson did not accept the affidavit of William Binney, a 32 year NSA employee who swore that based on his investigation and professional experience there was no “Russian Hack”.
Letters described as “hysterical” were entered into the record by Berman Jackson.
Judge Amy Berman Jackson is now granting leave to file hysterical letters in support of sentencing Roger Stone.
Letters that attack AG Barr w/ conspiracy theories.
Calling the US an "autocracy" and "banana republic" with "Putin laughing all the way"
— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) February 19, 2020
Judge Jackson is granting Leave to File motions on citizen letters IN SUPPORT of the toughest sentencing possible against #RogerStone yet will NOT allow Leave to File motions on those NOT in support of these tough sentencing standards… Bias on full display in the DC Circuit… https://t.co/5OOy5S1NpR
— Dr. Brian K. Fontenot II (@BrianKFontenot) February 20, 2020
“I have read and I appreciate all the letters and I’ve considered all of the sentencing materials,” Washington Post reported that Berman Jackson said. But that is not true.
But Berman Jackson did not accept all letters, as this tweet reveals.
Exhibit A for you on whether a Judge can deny the filing by a non-party. Have a lovely afternoon. pic.twitter.com/0zWrnr7ECW
— Shawn Stewart (@shawnstewartKC) February 19, 2020
Further complicating Berman Jackson’s obvious abuse of power, she insisted there was damage where the “victim” insisted there was not.
Even though Randy Credico had asked for leniency on Stone for what is a cornerstone of the charges against Stone, that he threatened Credico, Berman Jackson speculated that plea was insignificant and Credico had been pressured somehow.
“The defendant referred to this as banter, which it hardly is, judge says quoting from some of the profane texts from Stone to Credico. Of Credico’s letter to the court saying he didn’t feel threatened: I believe his level of concern may have changed over time,” the Washington Post reporter reported Berman Jackson said.
And most shocking of all, about Berman Jackson’s behavior, is the claim that after three years of massive government investigations turned up nothing at all.
Jackon said, “He [Roger Stone] was not prosecuted for standing up for the president; he was prosecuted for covering up for the president,” sounding like the host of a resistance media talk show, unwilling to investigate what she feels Trump is guilty of doing, by refusing to look at Binney’s expert testimony.
National File will continue to investigate and report on this story.