Trump Commutes Sentence for ‘Unfairly Treated’ Roger Stone

‘Everything having to do with this fraudulent investigation is badly tainted and, in my opinion, should be thrown out…’

Update: NBC News reported late Friday that Trump had formally commuted Roger Stone’s sentence.

Original story below:

(Claire Russel, Liberty Headlines) President Donald Trump hinted on Friday that he is “looking at” pardoning conservative impresario Roger Stone as early as Friday evening.

As one of the final acts of the Mueller special counsel investigation into Russian collusion, Stone, a former Trump campaign adviser, was indicted on charges of lying to Congress and witness tampering.

He was convicted last year after a dramatic televised arrest and defiant show in the courtroom.

He was scheduled to report to prison next week, but Trump suggested to reporters that he might intervene.

“Well, I’ll be looking at it,” Trump said. “I think Roger Stone was very unfairly treated, as were many people.”

Trump made a similar comment earlier this week when radio host Howie Carr told Trump that Stone was “praying” for a pardon.

“If you say he’s praying, his prayer may be answered,” Trump said. “Let’s see what happens.”

And in another interview with Fox News’s Sean Hannity, Trump said he’s “always thinking” about whether to pardon or commute Stone, who was “treated so badly” by federal prosecutors despite being a “good person,” Trump added.

This isn’t the first time Trump has come to Stone’s aid. During Stone’s trial, Trump publicly asked the court to “throw out” Stone’s conviction after learning the the jury forewoman was a former Democratic candidate for Congress who regularly posted anti-Trump messages on social media.

“Everything having to do with this fraudulent investigation is badly tainted and, in my opinion, should be thrown out,” Trump said.

Attorney General William Barr also intervened during Stone’s sentencing, reversing the original excessive sentence of between seven to nine years to a less harsh punishment.

Barr denied that Trump’s comments influenced his decision, and said that he had not been asked by Trump to look into the case.


Justice Department Hits MS-13 Gang with 500 Convictions, Mostly of Illegal Aliens

The Justice Department has prosecuted nearly 750 MS-13 gang members, the majority of whom are also illegal aliens, according to a report released on...

Mail-in Ballots, Voter Fraud, & Last-Minute Changes Raise Prospect of Drawn-Out Election

(Steve Miller, RealClearInvestigations) Even without Florida’s "hanging chads" of 2000, Trump vs. Biden is already showing signs that it will give Bush vs. Gore...

College Campuses Create Surveillance Apparatuses to Track Students’ Health & Location

(Steve Miller, RealClearInvestigations) Colleges across the country are using new surveillance tools and following movements of students to blunt the spread of COVID-19. But...

Corporations Adopt Anti-White Policies to Fight ‘Structural Racism’

(John Murawski, RealClearInvestigations) A white physician working in Raleigh, N.C., says he has participated in multiple diversity training exercises – including two in the...

Net Migration Falls Since 2017 as ‘Trump Effect’ Outweighs Booming Economy

The Center for Immigration Studies studied data from the 2019 American Community Survey and found that net migration to the United States has fallen...