Judge says Stone sentencing to proceed Thursday as scheduled

Amy Berman Jackson.jpgU.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson (appointed by ‎Barack Obama) confirmed Tuesday that Roger Stone’s sentencing hearing would be held Thursday as scheduled, despite President Trump’s call for a delay.

Trump said that recently discovered tweets by the jury forewoman suggested “significant bias.”

Trump also has repeatedly attacked Jackson’s handling of the case, but Jackson said any further delay in Stone’s sentencing wouldn’t be “prudent.”

Last week, Trump complained when federal prosecutors recommended Stone spend seven to nine years in prison for lying to Congress and witness tampering. Attorney General William Barr and other top Justice Department officials overruled the recommendation, leading the case’s four prosecutors to withdraw from the case.

The Federal Judges Association held an emergency meeting Tuesday to discuss concerns over Barr’s intervention.

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