Host denounces Stone’ sentencing during segment
Fox News host Tucker Carlson denounced the sentencing of Trump operative Roger Stone by calling for the impeachment of U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson, calling her “Democratic activist wearing robes.”
Speaking on the subject of Stone during his federal trial, which ended with a 40-month prison sentence for witness tampering and obstruction, Carlson stated that Stone’s real crime was “spending 40 years giving political advice to Donald Trump and then gleefully mocking the people in charge.”
“Stone’s sentence was delivered by an Obama-appointed judge called Amy Berman Jackson,” Carlson said.
“You often hear people say that our justice system has been infected by politics,” he added.
“Amy Berman Jackson is living proof that it has been. She’s an open partisan who has so flagrantly violated the bounds of Constitutional law and fairness that, shockingly, she’s still on the bench,” Carlson stated.
“If there’s anyone in Washington that deserves to be impeached, it’s Amy Berman Jackson.”
Carlson also noted Jackson’s treatment of Rick Gates and Paul Manafort “before they were even convicted of anything,” before arguing that she “reserved her real fury for Roger Stone” by claiming he was “prosecuted for covering up for the president.”
“It’s totally untrue,” he said.
“Nobody connected to the president has ever been charged with a crime related to spying for Russia or colluding with Russia, much less convicted of one. Stone was not charged with covering up anything.”
“That was not the charge. That is not what he was sentenced for. Amy Jackson knows that. She lied about it.”
“That ought to worry everyone who cares about equal justice, on both sides. If they can do it to Roger Stone and win accolades from CNN as they do, they can certainly do it to you. Maybe someday they will.”
Carlson stated that ongoing gag order against Stone was an assault on “his First Amendment rights.”
“The entire Democratic Party and their servants in the press can defame him at will, and they are relentlessly, but if Stone dares to express his own opinion, Amy Berman Jackson will send him to jail immediately,” said Carlson.
“She’s banned him from speaking publicly about the case in any way. He can’t tweet or write on Facebook. He can’t go on television; he can’t speak to reporters. He cannot express himself indirectly. If Roger Stone asked a friend or family member to deliver a statement on his behalf, he would be violating Judge Jackson’s order.”
“What you’re watching is the capricious authoritarianism of a Democratic activist wearing robes. It’s terrifying,” he said.
“This farce must end,” Carlson said.
Earlier his month, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused Trump of engaging in “political interference in the sentencing of Roger Stone.”
Pelosi called for an investigation into the Department of Justice (DOJ) after their decision to withdraw from the case.
The House speaker praised the four prosecutors who quit Stone’s case Tuesday after the DOJ requested a lighter sentence.
“By tweet @realDonaldTrump engaged in political interference in the sentencing of Roger Stone,” Pelosi wrote.