Along with the link to this story I added a few excerpts from the story and MY opinion as well.
Not being a lawyer, perhaps I just don't understand how these "trials" work
NBC news 2/11/2020
MY OPINION BELOW
I remember when he was arrested.an entire "swat team" was sent to his home, in the early A M hours but not before CNN was alerted and comfortably in place to record and report the event. A swat team for a 68 year old man and his wife. No guns, no passports, no reistance, ALL they had to do was ask and Stone would have shown up at the POLICE station...This was ALL for show.... (Think they wanted to make a statement..??) If I remember correctly Stone was supposed to have a connection with "Wikileaks"
Christopher Wray, acting HEAD of the FBI recently admitted the[at the WHOLE Trump "collusion" investigation WAS/IS ILLEGAL as well, and ALL the people arrested using ANY of that evidence should be deemed INADMISSABLE and dismissed or be thrown out...!!
AND...Why, with 4 prosecutors does it take OVER a year to have this trial, if they had such overwhelming evidence..??
"(The prosecutors said)..."The defendant committed serious offenses and deserves a sentence of incarceration," but based "on the facts known to the government, a sentence of between 87 to 108 months' imprisonment, however, could be considered excessive and unwarranted under the circumstances".
The president told reporters in the Oval Office later Tuesday that "he did not speak to DOJ about Stone's sentencing. "I'd be able to do it if I wanted. I have the absolute right to do it."
He said he "thought the recommendation was ridiculous. I thought the whole prosecution was ridiculous."
"Roger Stone obstructed Congress's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, lied under oath, and tampered with a witness," prosecutors wrote in a 26-page memo. "When his crimes were revealed by the indictment in this case, he displayed contempt for this court and the rule of law."
In Stone's sentencing memo, his lawyers argued a sentence of 15-21 months would be appropriate — and that anything above that was excessive.
Stone was arrested and charged just over a year ago. He was the sixth Trump aide or adviser to be convicted of charges brought as part of the former special counsel Robert Mueller's probe.