by | Feb 22, 2020

When O. J. Simpson was arrested following his notorious slow-speed Bronco chase, a local television news reporter interviewed the late and legendary A. Charles “Chuck” Peruto Sr., the dean of Philadelphia’s criminal defense bar. After summarizing the overwhelming mountain of…

by | Feb 18, 2020

The hypocrisy is stunning. The inspector general’s report says former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe lied at least four times, three times under oath. But McCabe skates and Roger Stone is in prison — put there by a jury headed…

by | Feb 16, 2020

Washington President Donald Trump is turning his base into hardcore civil libertarians and turning the left into brutal authoritarians. Although, to be fair, he’s not doing it alone. Overzealous federal prosecutors are the big drivers. Exhibit A: Roger Stone, the…

by | Feb 15, 2020

Writing in the Wall Street Journal on February 12, Max Raskin argued, The bar for investigating political opponents should be high, especially when offenses are selectively enforced or derivative of the investigation. Many crimes — marijuana possession, jaywalking — are…

by | Feb 14, 2020

You can’t make this up. CNN headlined the story this way: Stone juror says she ‘stands with’ the prosecutors The story begins this way: (CNN) — A juror on the Roger Stone trial said she wants to “stand up” for the…

by | Feb 14, 2020

In January 2019, a small army of heavily armed FBI agents conducted a predawn arrest of then 66-year-old Roger Stone on charges of witness tampering, obstruction of justice, and making false statements regarding the publication of hacked DNC emails. These…

by | Feb 25, 2019

Roger Stone is in the news again, for posting a picture of the Federal judge poised to hear his case, alongside a bullseye icon. This is the worst idea for defending against a criminal charge since the Unabomber published his…

by | Jan 29, 2019

There is a teaching in the Talmud that, when the Angel of Death is set loose on a broad-based mission, it does not distinguish between good and evil people. The Mueller Investigation’s latest scalp, that of Roger Stone, reminds me…

by | Jan 28, 2019

“I am Oz, the Great and Terrible!” — The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum Long ago, as a Special Attorney with the Justice Department’s Organized Crime and Racketeering Section, I participated in planning and — in a…

by | Jan 25, 2019

The arrest of Roger Stone was accomplished without bloodshed or, for that matter, gunfire. But the FBI must have been convinced that this was no sure thing. It arrived, after all, at Stone’s home before dawn and one assumes that…

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