‘The truth still matters’: Obama-appointed Roger Stone judge defends Russia investigations

The judge who handed down Roger Stone’s sentence and presided over numerous other spinoff cases from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation delivered an impassioned speech on Thursday condemning the GOP operative’s actions.

“The defendant lied about a matter of great national and international importance. … He lied to Congress. … And there was nothing unfair, phony, or disgraceful about the investigation or the prosecution,” D.C. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson said.

Jackson, 65, a Harvard Law School graduate and 2011 Obama appointee, handed down a 40-month sentence.

Stone, 67, a
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