Over the weekend, President commuted the prison sentence of former campaign advisor Roger Stone.
Stone, 67, was scheduled to serve nearly three and a half years in prison as a result of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. He was due to report to prison on July 14th.
Stone is setting some priorities now that he is a free man.
He told Axios that the first thing he is going to do is write a book about “this entire ordeal to, once and for all, put to bed the myth of Russian collusion.”
He also said he will do “anything necessary” to elect Trump “short of breaking the law”.
And Stone expects Trump to win, per Axios:
Stone flatly predicted Trump will win, despite the bleak outlook:
“It’ll be a very tough fight. He’s got three obstacles: voter fraud … internet censorship, which I have just recently experienced myself; and, of course, the constant falsehoods being pushed by the corporate-owned mainstream media. Those all make it a difficult race.”
Stone also told the publication that he prayed “fervently” that he would receive a commutation but had “no assurances” Trump was going to do it until Trump called him on Friday to let him know.
Democratic leaders railed against Trump’s commutation of Stone.
Congressman Adam Schiff tweeted, “Trump just commuted Roger Stone’s sentence. Stone lied and intimidated witnesses to hide Trump’s exploitation of the Russian hack of his opponent’s campaign. With Trump there are now two systems of justice in America: One for Trump’s criminal friends and one for everyone else.”
Senator and failed presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren said Trump “has abandoned the rule of law and made a mockery of our democracy. He is truly the most corrupt president in history.”
While one of Trump’s congressional allies, Rep. Jim Jordan applauded the move:
Roger Stone’s prosecution by overzealous Special Counsel prosecutors was an outgrowth of the Obama-Biden misconduct. Like every president, President Trump has the constitutional right to commute sentences where he believes it serves the interests of fairness and justice.
I support President Trump’s decision to commute Roger Stone’s sentence.