Before being sentenced, the judge reads Roger Stone the riot act: He 'injected himself'
Roger Stone (Photo: Screen capture)

President Donald Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr may have wanted a soft sentence for Roger Stone, but before being sentenced Thursday, Judge Amy Berman Jackson ripped stone to shreds for "indicting himself."


Berman Jackson began by saying that Stone not only lied to Congress, he then threatened violence if others didn't back up his story.

She then hammered Stone on the fact that he outright lied about his conversations with Wikileaks.

Any request for leniency from those Stone threatened may be "nice" but they don't matter to the judge.

"I am not passing judgment on Roger Stone as a man; that falls to a higher authority," she said.

She explained that she's only passing judgment on Stone for the crimes for which he was found guilty.

It isn't about Stone's politics, she argued it was about Stone's cover-up.

She further dispelled any myths that Stone was somehow the victim of a political conspiracy against him or the president.

“The truth still exists. The truth still matters. Roger Stone’s insistence that it doesn’t” poses “a threat to our most fundamental institutions, to the very foundation of our democracy,” she continued.

“The dismay and disgust at the defendant’s belligerence should transcend party," she added