In this Feb. 21, 2019, photo, former campaign adviser for President Donald Trump, Roger Stone, leaves federal court in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
UPDATED 1:49 PM PT — Sunday, February 16, 2020
The case of Roger Stone took a new turn just days ahead of his sentencing. On Sunday, Judge Amy Berman Jackson called for an on-the-record telephone conference for this coming Tuesday with attorneys from both sides. It’s not clear what the discussion will focus on.
This came amid speculation that President Trump could pardon Stone after the DOJ moved to alter its sentencing recommendation last week.
FILE- In this Oct. 4, 2018, file photo Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., arrives at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
Meanwhile, some Republican senators said Stone is facing a disproportionately tough sentence.
“Roger Stone is pretty good at bad decisions and nobody would confuse him with Alexander Hamilton,” stated Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.). “Being, Mr. Stone’s status as a chucklehead is not a criminal act.”
The upcoming conference comes after Stone’s attorneys filed a motion for a new trial last week amid allegations of potential juror bias.