Feds Want To Play Godfather 2 Clip At Stone’s Trial

The Hill reports:

Government prosecutors filed a motion on Friday to get permission to show a clip from “The Godfather Part II” during the trial for Trump associate Roger Stone. The roughly four-and-a-half-minute scene, the prosecutors say, is one that Stone referenced in conversations that allegedly constituted witness tampering, according to court documents.

“The relevant scene is important context for understanding Stone’s references — including what Stone intended to communicate to the witness and how Stone would have understood the witness’s likely understanding of those messages,” the motion says.

In the scene, character Frank Pentangeli, an associate of organized crime head Michael Corleone, comes to testify before a congressional committee that’s investigating organized crime. But he changes his mind and denies knowing anything after Corleone makes an appearance in the room.