Lock Her Up!

Number 8 of a Series

Somebody stop me when you notice I am having more fun than the law allows. In the meantime:

Mr. Stone, a longtime informal adviser to President Trump, obstructed one of Congress’s Russia investigations and lied to lawmakers.

Nov. 15, 2019

WASHINGTON — For decades, Roger J. Stone Jr. played politics as a kind of performance art, starring himself as a professional lord of mischief, as a friend once called him. He tossed bombs and spun tales from the political periphery with no real reckoning, burnishing a reputation as a dirty trickster.

On Friday morning, a reckoning arrived, the consequence of his efforts to sabotage a congressional investigation that threatened his longtime friend President Trump.

Mr. Stone, 67, was convicted in federal court of seven felonies for obstructing the congressional inquiry, lying to investigators under oath and trying to block the testimony of a witness whose account would have exposed his lies. Jurors deliberated for a little over seven hours before convicting him on all counts. Together, the charges carry a maximum prison term of 50 years.

So, that will about do it for the “Lock her up!” rallying cry. Not so fast.

And that is all for today. No, not quite all.

There. I’m finished.

Actually, no. There will be a bunch more of these, so keep reading. And may Jesus have mercy on my soul.

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