Former FBI director James Comey went to Twitter to brutally dig for Donald Trump, who tweeted that there was no “fairness” in Roger Stone’s conviction after he lied to Congress.
On Thursday, Comey shared a GIF from the video of Mariah Carey’s 2003 hit “Obsessed” in which the singer simply showed: “Why are you obsessed with me?”
Earlier in the day, Trump accused Comey of leaking confidential information and lying to Congress, and compared it to Stone’s 40-month prison sentence pronounced Thursday.
He said: “They say Roger Stone lied to Congress. Oh, I understand, but so is Comey (and he has leaked secret information, for which almost everyone except Crooked Hillary Clinton goes to jail for a long time), and Andy McCabe, who also lied to the FBI! HONESTY?’
Since Trump fired Comey on 9 May 2017, he has mentioned Comey in at least 189 tweets, according to Newsweek.
Comey shared a poison from the video of the 2003 hit ‘Obsessed’ by Mariah Carey in which the singer simply asked: ‘Why are you obsessed with me?’
The dismissed director responded to an earlier tweet by President Trump who tried to present his misdeeds in comparison to Stone, who lied to Congress
Donald Trump said he would not forgive Roger Stone for the time being after Stone was sentenced to 44 months in prison for lying to Congress
The former FBI director was in charge at the start of the investigation that investigated whether there was any correspondence between the Trump campaign and Russians trying to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.
Trump denounced the investigation from the start as a “witch hunt” and claimed it had partisan roots.
On Thursday, Trump said he had no plans to forgive his old adviser, but stated that Stone would be acquitted during a new trial.
“In my opinion, Roger has a very good chance of exemption,” said the president at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, where he held the initial address for the Hope for Prisoners graduation course.
He attacked the Stone question head on, while speculation circulated that he would grant his old advisor grace. Stone was spared immediate imprisonment while US district judge Amy Berman Jackson decides whether to grant his request for a new trial.
In the 12 minutes he was talking about the Stone case, President Trump complained about how Stone was treated unfairly while Hillary Clinton was not being prosecuted for her private email server.
The president has said he thinks Roger Stone has been treated unfairly and will be cleared up in a new trial, as Stone’s lawyers have asked
The president had issued a number of presidential pardons this week, which led to speculation that Stone would be the next person to receive one.
But instead, Trump said he was watching how the legal process went.
“I follow this very closely and I want to make full use of it,” said the president.
“I’m not going to do anything in terms of the great powers granted to a president of the United States. I want the process to expire. I think that’s the best thing to do. Because I’d love to see Roger acquitted, and I’d like to see it happen. Because I personally think he has been treated very unfairly, “Trump said of his old advisor.
He complained that Stone was treated unfairly in comparison to Clinton, who has long focused on Trump. ‘Lock her up’ was his signature campaign line during the 2016 elections, which his supporters shouted while Trump complained about the use of his then-democratic rival of a private e-mail server.
Trump returned to that complaint on Thursday as he continued on Stone’s case.
“Hillary Clinton has leaked more secret documents than any other person, I believe in the history of the United States of America,” Trump said. “And she deleted 33,000 emails.”
President Trump complained that Roger Stone was treated unfairly compared to Hillary Clinton
Trump has long complained that Hillary Clinton was not prosecuted for using a private email server when she was Secretary of State
President Trump delivered the “Hope for Prisoners” graduation class in Las Vegas; upstairs he poses with one of the graduates
He added that Clinton said the emails were about her yoga classes and her sports and her daughter’s wedding. 33,000 about her daughter’s wedding – that must have been the greatest wedding of all time. And nothing happened to her. “
Clinton, while Secretary of State for President Barack Obama, used a private e-mail server for official government affairs.
The then FBI director James Comey said after an official investigation that Clinton had been “extremely carefree” in her use of the server, but advised that no charges should be brought against her. Trump called her “Crooked Hillary” during their presidential game.
Trump repeated his complaints about Comey, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and “dirty agents.”
“We had a lot of dirty agents. The FBI is phenomenal. I love the FBI. But the people at the top are dirty police officers, “he said.
“I know Roger, but many people know Roger. Everyone knows Roger. What happened to him is incredible. They say he lied, but other people lied. So to speak, Comey lied, McCabe lied, Lisa Page lied, her lover, Peter Strzok, lied. Don’t you know who these people are? Just trust me, “he said.
Stone was convicted last fall of lying to lawmakers for his attempts to get stolen emails from the WikiLeaks Democratic Party in 2016 to increase Trump’s chances of becoming president. He was sentenced Thursday.
But Trump denied that Stone worked for his presidential campaign in 2016.
Free to go – for the time being: Roger Stone is escorted from the federal courthouse in Washington D.C after his conviction. He remains silent against the press
“Roger was never involved in the Trump campaign for president. He was not involved. I think long before I announced that he might have done some consultancy work or something, but he wasn’t involved when I became president, “the president said in his remarks.
Trump then turned to attack the jury leader in Stone’s trial of Tomeka Hart, who accused the president of being an anti-Trumper.
Stone’s lawyers pointed to some social media posts that Hart had written on Facebook as one of the reasons why they requested a new trial for Stone. Hart placed her appreciation for the four federal prosecutors who resigned after Attorney General Bill Barr intervened in the Stone case.
Trump said that Hart was ‘infected’.
‘The woman who was in charge of the jury is completely contaminated when you look. How can you have such a person? She was an anti-Trump activist, “he said.
ROGER STONE HAS MISTAKE: WHAT HE DRAWED
Roger Stone was found guilty of all charges of:
1. Obstacle of justice, lying to Congress and witnessing manipulation by trying to lie to Congress against Randy Credico. Sentenced to 40 months
2. Lying to Congress that he had no emails or texts about Julian Assange. Sentenced to 12 months at the same time as the first count
3. Lying when he claimed that his references to contact with Assange were actually about an “intermediary” – Randy Credico. Sentenced to 12 months at the same time as the first count
4. Lying that he did not ask his “intermediary” to communicate with Assange. Sentenced to 12 months at the same time as the first count
5. Lying that he did not text or email the “mediator” about WikiLeaks. Sentenced to 12 months at the same time as the first count
6. Lying that he had never discussed a conversation with his “middleman” with anyone in the Trump campaign. Sentenced to 12 months at the same time as the first count
The prosecutors in the Stone case resigned after the Justice Department intervened and lowered the sentencing recommendation for Stone.
Hart praised their work and emerged as the jury leader in Stone’s trial in the aftermath.
“It hurts me to see that the DOJ is now interfering with the hard work of the prosecutors. They acted with the utmost intelligence, integrity and respect for our legal system, “she wrote on Facebook.
Hart, it turned out, had vainly stood in front of the congress in 2012 and had participated in anti-Trump meetings and protests.
She had often denounced Trump on social media, called the president and his supporters racists, and posted emojis of hearts and fist pumps after she found Stone guilty last November.
Hart also tweeted a report from expert Bakari Sellers, rejecting Stone’s allegations that the FBI used excessive force when they arrested him in his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in January 2019.
Trump fooled Hart in his remarks about the graduate class of prisoners.
“This is a woman who was totally an anti-asset. I don’t know if this is a fact. But she had terrible social media accounts, the things she said in the accounts were incredible. She did not reveal that when she was elected. And that’s what I think she hears from a very strong woman and a dominant person so she can get people to do what she wants. “
He complained that this meant that Stone could not get a fair trial.
“Does this undermine our fair legal system? How can you have such a person? Has she deleted her social account? And when Roger was found guilty by the same jury before the judge pronounced a punishment, and he was determined to be guilty, she started getting a little wild. She was very happy, “he said.
He argued that this was a good reason for the judge in the case to initiate a new trial.
“So if this woman is infected, I hope the judge will find out she is infected,” Trump said.
Off – but not to jail: Roger Stone apparently resurrected after being sentenced to 40 months, not the nine-year prosecutors wanted, but not the probationary period he had asked for himself
“It’s not fair,” he added. “I’m here to make a fair system.”
“We will keep a close eye on the process. And at some point I will make a decision. But Roger Stone and everyone must be treated fairly. And this has not been a fair trial, “Trump said.
At Stone’s sentencing session on Thursday in Washington, D.C., US district judge Amy Berman Jackson gave a astonishing reprimand not only from Stone, but from the president himself, who said that the persecution was not initiated by “political enemies,” and that there was no “anti-Trump cabal” at hearing the case.
“He was not persecuted, as some have complained, because he stood up for the president, he was persecuted for hiding the president,” she said.
“There was nothing unfair, fake, or shameful about the investigation or the prosecution.”
Not yet over: the case of Roger Stone has not yet come to an end because he has requested a new trial, which the judge is considering. She continued with the conviction and will later decide on his call for a new hearing
Crowd: Roger Stone walked through a crowd of waiting photographers and reporters as he left the field
It was not known if Berman Jackson was aware of his latest intervention, but it was in the midst of a politically tarnished case and increasing speculation that Stone would get grace.
Even before she spoke, prosecutors committed their own insurrection against the president, calling the case “fair,” and demanding a long prison sentence, despite the fact that their first nine-year call was overridden by Attorney General Bill Barr in one of the main acts of an unfolding constitutional crisis.
Stone, 67, remained silent when Jackson told a federal courtroom in Washington D.C. that he had to spend 40 months – three years and four months – behind bars.
She had destroyed him in his condemnation remarks – and rebuked the president himself, possibly for his tweet this morning that was during the first part of her hearing.
“This case did not arise because Roger Stone was persecuted by his political enemies,” Berman Jackson said.
She said that Stone told “downright lies” and that his conviction had nothing to do with the question of Russia interfering in the 2016 elections.
He was guilty of a “corrupt, illegal” campaign to prevent his lies from being unmasked when he threatened Randy Credico, whom he named as his “middleman” after Julian Assange, to prevent Credico from revealing the truth, that there was a another attempt was in-between.
Stone was also guilty of withholding Congress texts and emails, forcing Berman Jackson back to the president.
Lightning rod: Federal Judge Amy Berman Jackson will condemn Roger Stone in a case that caused a crisis that engulfed Bill Barr, begging Donald Trump to let him do his job and stop tweeting about his Justice Department
Grinning: Roger Stone had shown no emotion when he was convicted and left the courthouse with a smile on his face