Amy Berman Jackson

Legal Expert on Roger Stone: ‘Nothing Trump Can Do’ Affects Judge’s ‘Complete Discretion’ on Sentencing

Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who is presiding over Roger Stone’s trial, has complete discretion in sentencing and is fully independent of President Donald Trump, explained John Malcolm, senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation, vice president of the Institute for Constitutional Government, and director of the Meese Center for Legal & Judicial Studies.

Roger Stone, longtime friend and confidant of US President Donald Trump, speaks to the press in Washington, DC, on January 31, 2019. - Stone pleaded not guilty on January 29 to charges stemming from the ongoing investigation into whether the US president's campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 election. …

Jury to Decide Paul Manafort’s Fate on Fraud Charges

The jury in the first of one-time Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort’s criminal trials is deliberating Wednesday after prosecutors attached to Special Counsel Robert Muelller’s office and Manafort’s defense team delivered closing arguments.

This courtroom sketch depicts defense lawyer Kevin Downing asking questions of Rick Gates, as former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, bottom right, listens during Manafort's trial on bank fraud and tax evasion at federal court in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018.