The Justice Department supports longtime Trump friend Roger Stone going to prison on Tuesday, according to a new court filing. Stone has asked a federal appeals court for emergency help to delay his prison term until September, citing coronavirus.
But the Justice Department, which has been criticized for going easy on Stone, said the report date of July 14 that was set by his trial judge is “a reasonable exercise of that court’s discretion based on the totality of the factual and legal circumstances.”
The Justice Department argument on Thursday sets up how Stone may need to turn to President Donald Trump as his last hope to avoid prison.
Stone has spent the last few weeks blanketing social media forums with pleas for a pardon from Trump. Yesterday Facebook banned over 100 pages linked to Stone and he was banned from Instagram.