I haven’t commented on the kerfuffle surrounding Trump advisor Roger Stone because I think it’s almost entirely a matter of party politics.
I don’t think that people should tamper with witnesses or lie to investigators. I think that when people are convicted of crimes they should serve their sentences. I don’t think that presidents should interfere in this process. I don’t deny that they have the legitimate power to do so.
I also think that the law should pertain to everyone equally. When perjuring Directors of Central Intelligence go scot free while lying political advisors are sentenced to terms in jail, there’s something wrong. The issue is not merely one of who commits crimes, convicted, or sentenced but of who is interrogated and the questions they’re being asked. Trying to separate the crimes from the circumstances is impossible.