Tucker Carlson calls judge in Roger Stone case corrupt, dishonest, and authoritarian and a disgrace to the judiciary – Media Matters for America

Posted: February 27, 2020 at 12:48 am


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TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): Last week on the show, we covered the sentencing of Roger Stone, who is perhaps the most undeserving of all the many casualties of the Russian collusion hysteria.

Stone received more than three years in prison. He will be over 70 when he gets out. Officially, his crime was lying about e-mails, e-mails that were themselves entirely harmless.

From the first days, Stone's prosecution was a transparentpolitical hit job. Washington wanted him imprisoned because for 40 years, he was Donald Trump's closest political adviser.

Amy Berman Jackson is the federal judge who oversaw the case, she was appointed by Barack Obama. She is an openly partisan Democrat. She's made no attempt to hide that.

Jackson allowed the foreman of the jury to lie about her political background, which in a normal court of law would have disqualified her immediately, but Jackson let her stay and then defended her.

Then, Jackson herself lied about the case. She claimed that Stone had been prosecuted because he, quote, "covered up for the president," when in fact the charges against Roger Stone had nothing to do that. Amy Berman Jackson is a disgrace to the judiciary. It's frightening that in a country like ours she has power, and she does.

We said that on this show last week. Today during a hearing, Jackson attacked us, and once again she lied as she did it. Jackson accused the show of, quote, "invading the privacy of the foreman of the jury," when in fact, the juror herself has spoken publicly and revealed her own identity.

Many media outlets published her name including the New York Times, the Washington Post, and CNN, all of which of course Jackson approves of because they're on her side. Then, Jackson accused the show of, quote, "harassing the jurors," even encouraging violence against them. That is insane. Of course, we did no such thing.

Finally, Jackson called our criticism of her, quote, antithetical to our system of justice, end quote, which proves that not only is Amy Berman Jackson corrupt, dishonest and authoritarian -- and she is definitely all of those things -- she also has no sense of self-awareness whatsoever.

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