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Former prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy must have had his wings clipped at National Review because his column on the outrageously absurd sentencing recommendation on Roger Stone was crazy.

McCarthy has throughout the attempted coup by prosecutors stood by the president. He reported first on Obama spying on Trump Tower. Whoever fed him the lowdown on Spygate and Russian Collusion had his facts straight.

That was why his column, subheadlined, "Some Justice Department personnel handled it questionably, but Trump’s reaction was worse," disappointed.

I get the feeling he ripped a new outlet in the prosecutors, turned the column in, and was told to change the ending to suit the Never Trumpers who hope to impeach President Donald John Trump for tweets protesting the sentence recommendation.

I would say to McCarthy, been there, done that, and now blog in freedom to a wider audience.

McCarthy wrote, "The first thing to grasp about the Roger Stone sentencing fiasco is that Stone, even accepting the worst plausible gloss on his crimes, is a 67-year-old nonviolent first offender. If the criminal-justice reform fad were authentic, and not a stratagem of social-justice warriors who have taken Washington’s surfeit of useful idiots for a ride, then we could all agree that the original seven-to-nine-year sentence advocated by prosecutors was too draconian — even if it was, as we shall see, a faithful application of the federal sentencing guidelines as written."

Draconian is too polite a term for wanting to send an old man to prison for life for being a friend of Donald Trump.

McCarthy knows this. He wrote, "the Stone prosecution is more politics than law enforcement. It was the Mueller probe’s last gasp at pretending there might be something to the Russia-collusion narrative – notwithstanding that, when the “gee, it sure feels like there could be some collusion here” indictment was filed, over a year and a half after special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed, it had long been manifest that there was no Trump–Russia conspiracy."

Throughout the piece, McCarthy slams the persecution of Stone. McCarthy wrote, "In a ridiculously overblown, overcharged prosecution, Mueller slammed the ineffable Stone with seven felony counts of obstructing Congress’s Russia investigation. One of these involved tampering with a witness, left-wing radio host Randy Credico (through whom Stone sought a communications channel with WikiLeaks honcho Julian Assange)."

He pointed out Mueller's team was behind this prosecution even though the investigation exonerated the president.

McCarthy wrote, "This team of prosecutors filed a sentencing memorandum on Monday, laying out the guidelines and advising Judge Amy Berman Jackson that they called for a prison sentence of about seven to nine years (i.e., the offense-level guidelines range of 90 to 108 months). Like the indictment itself, the memo is gross overkill."

So the indictment and the sentencing recommendation were overkill, which is to say they are an abuse of power by unelected people.

Under our Constitution, there is only one man who can remedy this injustice: the president of the United States. He can commute sentences, grant clemency, or pardon.

But he also is the boss. He appoints the attorney general and the 93 U.S. attorneys. They are not independent patriots serving a higher authority. They are political appointees. Nor are the career lawyers under them independent patriots serving a higher authority. They are government employees.

The media and people in Washington seem to have forgotten that the president is in charge because we the people put him there. For 3 years, DC has refused to accept this reality.

Now McCarthy seems to have capitulated to the prevailing elitist attitude that they know better than the rest of us.

Sadly, he ended his column, "If President Trump is afraid, in an election year, to take the political hit that a pardon for Stone would entail, that is understandable. But then he should bite his tongue and click out of Twitter. The Justice Department’s job is to process cases, including Mueller cases, pursuant to law. If the president wants to make those cases disappear, he has to do it himself and be accountable. His provocative running commentary only ensures that the DOJ will be accused of kowtowing to him. It also guarantees that, if the ongoing criminal probe of the Russiagate investigation eventually yields any indictments, they will be assailed as political persecutions rather than good-faith law enforcement."

1. President Trump is afraid of nothing and no one except God Almighty.
2. His critics should bite their tongues because they have a losing streak longer than the Washington Generals.
3. Democrats are going to pursue political persecutions of him, his friends, and his family regardless of what he does.

If  Roger Stone is the hill Democrats chose to die on this time, who are we to stop them?

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