Trudy Rubin: Trump interference in Roger Stone case: A pattern of undermining rule of law

Russians have a great phrase to describe what can happen when the Kremlin or a senior bureaucrat takes a personal interest in a court case.They call it “telephone justice.” That means the official picks up a phone and tells the judge what verdict to deliver. It’s a phrase that dates back to Soviet Union days, when the Communist party always dictated outcomes to the judge.Under President Trump, we haven’t quite reached the “telephone justice” phase yet. Not quite.But the president’s open interference in the Roger Stone verdict and his vicious Twitter attacks on judges display his disrespect for…

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