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BREAKING: Roger Stone has filed a motion to disqualify judge, questioning Judge Amy Berman Jackson’s impartiality based on statements at his sentencing yesterday. @CourthouseNews
@CourthouseNews Stone argues the motion just filed to disqualify Judge Amy Berman Jackson from his case is warranted to "protect the integrity and impartiality of the judicial system."
@CourthouseNews Stone's motion to disqualify the judge on his case quotes her denunciation of his criminal behavior yesterday when sentencing him to three years, four months incarceration.
@CourthouseNews Sentencing Stone, Judge Jackson said "The jurors who served with integrity under difficult circumstances cared.”

But now Stone in the motion to disqualify her argues that is the paramount question in his motion for new trial, calls her "blessing" of jury's integrity "premature."
@CourthouseNews Top lines from Judge Jackson, in light of Stone's motion to disqualify her from the remainder of his case including his motion for new trial:

"Sure, the defense is free to say: So what? Who cares? But, I'll say this: Congress cared...The American people cared. And I care."
@CourthouseNews Judge Jackson sentencing Stone made the clear argument that "The truth still exists. The truth still matters," adding that his "insistence that it doesn't, his belligerence, his pride in his own lies" threatens the foundation of U.S. democracy.
@CourthouseNews Judge Jackson laid out in detail yesterday how it was largely Stone's own emails and texts, presented at trial by DOJ prosecutors, that proved the allegations against him including witness tampering and lying to Congress "beyond a reasonable doubt."
@CourthouseNews Judge Jackson said that the duty to sentence Stone should fall to someone who issues opinion "in favor of and against the same administration in the same week" and not someone with a "longstanding friendship with the defendant."
@CourthouseNews This line from Judge Jackson when sentencing Stone rings particular loud now that he has filed a motion to disqualify her:

"This case also exemplifies why it is that this system, for good reason, demands that the responsibility falls to someone neutral."
@CourthouseNews In a veiled rebuke of Trump's tweets, Jackson called comments from someone whose career was aided by the defendant and has personal involvement in the case "entirely inappropriate."

But the judge immediately followed up by saying she would not hold them against Stone.
@CourthouseNews Judge Jackson said while sentencing Stone that he was not prosecuted for standing up for Trump. "He was prosecuted for covering up for the president."
@CourthouseNews Judge Jackson: "The only people who think this is easy are the ones who don't have to make the decision."
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