By Jon Dougherty
(TNS) The president of legal watchdog group Judicial Watch, Tom Fitton, blasted the federal prosecutors who tried to railroad longtime GOP operative Roger Stone during an appearance on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Wednesday.
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Agreeing with Carlson that the prosecution against Stone, a close ally of President Donald Trump, was “the most political” he’s ever seen, Fitton noted that the four prosecutors now being feted by the Left-wing press and Democrats who quit the case this week after the Justice Department intervened, were operating on their own agenda.
â€œIt rises out of the Mueller investigation, which has been thoroughly compromised by not only the FISA but the political nature of the investigators, most of whom are Democrats or Democrat donors,” he said, in reference to earlier findings by the Justice Department inspector general that the FBI abused the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court in order to obtain illicit warrants to spy on 2016 Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
â€œYou also have them investigating Trump for almost two years, knowing the underlying issue â€” Russia collusion â€” was a big scam and a big lie, they knew that from the get-go,” Fitton continued — a reference to the bogus “Russia dossier,” which was manufactured, paid for by the Clinton campaign, and used by James Comey’s FBI as legitimate ‘intelligence’ to justify the Page warrants.
â€œThere is a scandal at the Justice Department [but] it has nothing to do with Bill Barr,â€ Fitton said of the current attorney general.
â€œIt has everything to do with these prosecutors who are acting like their own little team, independent of the rule of law, to target President Trump, to try to vindicate the [special counsel Robert] Mueller scam and slap at Trump after his vindication by acquittal in the impeachment thing,” he added.
You may recall that the prosecutorial team had recommended a sentence of between seven and nine years for Stone, who was convicted on one count of lying to CongressÂ â€” something ranking Obama administration intelligence officials did regularly â€” interfering with a House investigation into the Russian collusion hoax, and â€œwitness tampering.â€
The witness tampering allegation related to Stoneâ€™s â€˜intimidationâ€™ of talk radio host Randy Credico â€” who has essentially laughed off the allegation. He said, â€œI never in any way felt that Stone himself posed a physical threat to me or my dog.â€
Trump called the recommendation a “disgrace.”
â€œThe fact is that Roger Stone was treated horribly and so were many other people,â€ Trump said. â€œTheir lives were destroyed.â€
He added: â€œRoger Stone â€” nobody even knows what he didâ€¦Â Frankly, they ought to apologize to a lot of people whose lives theyâ€™ve ruined.â€
As for the prosecutorial team, Fitton noted that at least two of them “were Mueller operatives” who obviously had an interest in slamming Stone in “pushing for a sentence that the law doesn’t require.”
They were trying to put Stone “in jail for an extra period of time, beyond what the law would require,” he added, “according to the Justice Department’s own filing.
Fox News noted:
Fitton said Stone’s entire case came about because of Mueller’s investigation, which found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials, andÂ which FittonÂ said was “compromised” by the FISA abuse scandal and the “political nature” with which the ex-FBI director’s probe was executed. Fitton also noted that two of the four prosecutors who withdrew from the Stone case –Â Aaron Zelinsky andÂ Jonathan Kravis — after the Justice Department filed for a reducedÂ sentence are linked to the Mueller investigation.
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