The first major sentencing from the Jan. 6 riot could serve as a template for future decisions
The evidence needed to obtain warrants to authorize the scrutiny of Trump’s campaign existed. The lawyer just got lazy and took an illegal shortcut.
A federal judge, appointed by outgoing president Donald Trump, ruled against an effort by some Republicans to give Pence unwarranted power to shift the outcome of the election but the division within Republicans continues to affect the party.
The judge called Trump’s lawsuit a “legal Frankenstein” that “strained legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations … unsupported by evidence.”
The judge had angry words for Stone and prosecutors before he pronounced sentence. Will Trump pardon him?