Judge Amy Berman Jackson seemed to take a swipe at Attorney General William Barr's Justice Department over the sentencing recommendations for Roger Stone.
At a court hearing on Thursday, Jackson addressed the fact that prosecutors had asked for a more lenient sentence for Stone. The judge noted that it was unusual for the government to take the side of the defendant in criminal cases.
Wow! Now Jackson getting snarky to those who just weighed in for leniency for Stone. 'For those of you new to this… https://t.co/3oJRd9jacN— Josh Gerstein (@Josh Gerstein)1582211650.0
...I can assure you that defense attorneys and many judges have been making that point for a long time but we don’t… https://t.co/xdVQgspqd8— Josh Gerstein (@Josh Gerstein)1582211683.0
Jackson roundly rejects defense position that Mueller eventually got it right calling it "completely beside the poi… https://t.co/SKik7AOnje— Josh Gerstein (@Josh Gerstein)1582213297.0
@nycsouthpaw @politico @CNBC Jackson says the House Intelligence Committee's Russia probe was stymied because of St… https://t.co/rPJVAzp0Ai— Darren Samuelsohn (@Darren Samuelsohn)1582213334.0
Berman Jackson sides with defense for first time today, says guideline enhancement for extensive planning and scope… https://t.co/bbLOLoIWhQ— Rachel Weiner (@Rachel Weiner)1582213774.0
Berman Jackson grills government on change in position on obstruction ongoing through trial. Crabb: "The guideline… https://t.co/QAeDen6qze— Rachel Weiner (@Rachel Weiner)1582213926.0
Judge is not pleased by Stone's "provocative" statements made in interviews and social media and does not believe a… https://t.co/m1p7XN0qQI— Del Quentin Wilber (@Del Quentin Wilber)1582214063.0
Judge disputes notion that Stone stopped his interference with justice 'well before' the trial began. Points to rep… https://t.co/OZTVapgcTu— Josh Gerstein (@Josh Gerstein)1582214090.0
still awaiting bottom line but in brief, Jackson more adopting government's (initial) position, but also giving thr… https://t.co/Fr63u5otQ6— Harry Litman (@Harry Litman)1582214366.0
Harsh comments from judge on Stone's conduct during trial: "Intolerable to the administration of justice," created… https://t.co/yWWSBsO3Mz— Rachel Weiner (@Rachel Weiner)1582214499.0
Jackson notes the she now, under the guidelines, has Stone at "5.8-7.25 years." But she can still apply a downward departure.— Dan Friedman (@Dan Friedman)1582214580.0
Jackson is making Crabb dance a lot. Man, she is not pleased by what happened last week.— Del Quentin Wilber (@Del Quentin Wilber)1582215017.0