Lou Dobbs torched Department of Justice prosecutors who “lied through their teeth” in the case against political strategist and friend of President Donald Trump, Roger Stone.
The Fox Business host unloaded on the lawyers who “got their training” in the Soviet Union during a discussion with attorney Robert Ray, a member of Trump’s legal team, on “Lou Dobbs Tonight.”
(Source: Fox Business)
Reacting to the earlier sentencing of Roger Stone to a 40-month prison term for lying to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering, Ray predicted Thursday that “there is going to be an appeal” of the case, noting the possibility of a “tainted jury.”
Stone’s legal team has requested a new trial in light of revelations that the jury foreman in his trial was former Tennessee Democrat congressional candidate Tomeka Hart, who had been posting negative remarks about Trump and had posted about Stone’s case before she had even voted to convict him.
“This will be evaluated by another court. I hope that Roger Stone remains on bail during the pendency of that appeal,” Ray told Dobbs on Thursday, adding that the actions against Stone have been “heavy-handed from the outset.”
Dobbs recalled the early morning raid on Stone at his Florida home one year ago as more than two dozen FBI agents, trucks with heavily-armed men, a helicopter and even a boat carrying more FBI agents converged on the home of the senior citizen accused of making false statements.
“And it was done because they were trying to draw information from him that he didn’t have to give,” Ray said, after mentioning the possibility of Trump issuing a pardon. “That’s where the president is right to have focused in on this. If ultimately there was no there there, why did he go through all of this?”
Dobbs then targeted the prosecutors in Stone’s case.
“I think maybe for us to be aware of the fact that right now we have some prosecutors, many of them who worked for Robert Mueller and the special counsel, three of them worked as prosecutors against Roger Stone who apparently got their training and thought they would be serving in the Soviet Union rather than the United States,” Dobbs said.
“We still have a Constitution in this country and it should be honored for everyone irrespective of their party,” he added.
Federal prosecutors had recommended that Stone serve between 87 and 108 months in prison on the charges against him, but the recommendation which was found to be “excessive” was reversed as the Justice Department and the president voiced their displeasure.
Four federal prosecutors with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C., withdrew from the case and sparked a liberal backlash against Attorney General William Barr.
“They stood on their high horse and the fact is they don’t remember who it is they work for,” Ray agreed.
“And lied through their teeth,” Dobbs interjected.
“They work for the President of the United States,” Dobbs said. “Just like William Barr.”
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