Roger Stone: Order to Report to Jail ‘Essentially a Death Sentence’

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Longtime Republican operative Roger Stone is not optimistic about his survival should the feds proceed with his prison sentence handed down by U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson earlier this year.

Stone told Tucker Carlson on Friday during Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” reporting to jail would be “essentially a death sentence.”

He was asked by host Tucker Carlson why the push to release inmates to counter the spread of COVID-19 in correctional facilities did not include him.

“I really don’t know, Tucker. I was very hopeful that the motion for a mistrial in my place was based on flagrant and blatant, even egregious juror misconduct would have won me a new trial. The U.S. Supreme Court has been clear that all defendants are entitled to a jury that is impartial and indifferent, but in this case, it is indisputable that the jury forewoman attacked both me and President Trump in 2019’s social media postings, lied about that during jury selection, and then later deleted her Facebook page to cover her trails.”

“In this case, legal authorities as diverse as Judge Andrew Napolitano, and Professor John Turley have both said that I should be entitled to a new trial. But that is not the case. So at this point, the judge has ordered me to surrender in two weeks, and at 67-years-old with some underlying health problems, including a history of asthma, I believe with the coronavirus, it is essentially a death sentence.”

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