Was The Stone Cased Biased?

I haven’t paid a lot of attention to the Roger Stone case, because as I researched it when it was happening, I found Stone to be pretty much a snake in the grass, and I know there are several Republicans and conservatives that have pretty much said the same thing. So, it was no surprise to me that he got convicted of that ubiquitous “Obstruction of Justice” charge and of course, lying to federal prosecutors and the FBI. Well, it turns out there may have been more to that story than was originally reported.

According to Fox News, and backed up by CNN, a former Memphis City Schools Board President by the name of Tomeka Hart was the foreperson on that jury. And according to what has been found out about her since the trial, she’s a huge Democrat, and has been, shall we politely call her an “activist” for the liberal side of things? And she’s a self-avowed “Never Trumper”.

Now wait a doggone minute here.

Apparently, there were several on the jury that were biased against any Republican administration officials. In fact, there was a former Obama press official that was on that jury. Stone’s defense team moved to strike the person because of their bias, and the judge, Amy Berman Jackson denied the request. So, I guess the question becomes, did this “snake in the grass” get a fair trial? And with all of the hollering that’s going on from the left over the Department of Justice’s decision to reduce the sentencing that they are asking for, I have the question…is there justice being done, or was Stone hung out to dry before the trial even started?

I’m not saying that the guy was innocent. I’m not saying he shouldn’t go to prison. I am however, wondering about the politics that played in to what should have been an fair and unbiased trial. Which brings me to the point of begging the question why the left seems hell bent on jumping all over Attorney General, William Barr’s case on this one for trying to lower a nine year sentence request from Justice. When you take into account that there could be a very real possibility that the jury, and possibly the judge in the case were biased against the defense, how could you whine about the actual sentencing…which Jackson is going to perform herself.

Is this yet another left-wing attempt to slant the system their way? Is it yet another futile attempt to get Donald Trump impeached for a second time? Adam Schiff was very quick to rush to the first microphone he found to declare that Trump was once again, abusing his power by trying to influencing the DOJ. Apparently that doesn’t hold water since the decision to seek a lower sentence for Stone was reached hours before Trump tweeted his thoughts.

And while we’re on the subject of “biased Attorney Generals”, can I bring up a couple of names? What about Janet “Branch Dividian” Reno? Are you telling me she wasn’t biased? How about in more recent times, Eric “Contempt Of Congress” Holder? You’re saying he played it right down the middle? And what about Loretta “Meet you on the tarmac” Lynch? Oh, there wasn’t any bias there, right?

When the left decides to get serious with their own Attorneys General about bias, I will start listening to them about William Barr. Until then,

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Trump Re-Election In 2020?

Almost every single president that gets elected to lead this country for the first time has one goal…

Get RE-Elected.

But Donald Trump isn’t most presidents. In fact, I’d hazard to say Donald Trump isn’t like any president we’ve seen since possibly Harry Truman. He’s not a politician, he’s not concerned with decorum and “the way things are done” in Washington. In fact, Trump has done more in 17 months in office to change Washington DC than Barack Obama did in eight years. So, it begs the question:

Will Trump even run for re-election in 2020?

Roger Stone, who’s a confidant of the president, says don’t be surprised if he doesn’t run. And he doesn’t think that possible running tandem that’s being heard from a lot in DC circles should get it either. That would be one Vice President, Mike Pence, and UN Ambassador Nikki Haley as his running mate.

There’s no doubt that Haley is a rising star in the GOP, and may someday be the first actual real contender to be America’s first female president. That’s if she wants it. But the rumors circulating around Washington are that while the Democrats are trying to find someone to beat Trump in 2020, they may be barking up the wrong tree. Let’s examine why.

The job of president is taxing. Take a look at any before and after picture of any president. You’ll see that they age terribly. That’s something that doesn’t suit a 70 something Donald Trump. And to do eight years in office, getting paid zero (he’s donating his salary back to the federal government) for it, may not be in the cards. Second, while he’s playing president, his real companies are without his leadership. And while he really enjoys being in front of the camera and everyone talking about him, living in a fishbowl doesn’t suit many people…and I bet Trump would like a little more privacy.

He certainly doesn’t need the money, and he certainly doesn’t need the power. So, why would he run for re-election? Maybe to get under the Democrats’ skin? That would be the only reason I could think of. He’s erased all of Barack Obama’s legacy items to the point that Obama’s presidency of “Hope and change” has become non-existent. It’s like he was never elected president. So, why try for a second term?

The only reason would be Trump’s massive ego and a shot at major legacy items.

Other than that, he really doesn’t need the job.

And what does Stone say about a Pence/Haley ticket? Well, let’s just say there will be some long standing primary battles if that ticket actually materializes. Stone calls Pence an “establishment Republican quisling”. Ouch! Oh…I’ll save you the Google lookup. “Quisling” is a person that collaborates with an enemy, while occupying the land he wants to destroy. You could also substitute the word “traitor”. And Haley? Stone says the UN Ambassador “loves war that isn’t in the interest of the United States”. Of course, Roger Stone doesn’t speak for anyone other than Roger Stone…so take that into account.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!