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Donald Trump Commutes Sentence Of Roger Stone
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Miloch
2020-07-11 00:11:27 UTC
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https://deadline.com/2020/07/roger-stone-pardon-donald-trump-1202983129/

President Donald Trump has commuted the sentence Roger Stone, his former adviser
and early political mentor, just days before he was set to begin serving prison
time for his conviction on charges of lying to Congress and witness tampering.

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement that
“particularly in light of the egregious facts and circumstances surrounding his
unfair prosecution, arrest, and trial, the president has determined to commute
his sentence. Roger Stone has already suffered greatly. He was treated very
unfairly, as were many others in this case. Roger Stone is now a free man!”

Trump had criticized Stone’s prosecution, calling it a “miscarriage of justice.”
But the pardon, particularly one so close to the 2020 presidential election,
carries substantial electoral risks for Trump.

Stone was sentenced to 40 months in prison in February, on charges brought by
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team as they investigated Russian interference
in the 2020 presidential election.

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson handed down the sentence after delivering
a rebuke to Stone and Trump himself, asserting that it was essential for the
judiciary to maintain its independence.

Stone’s conviction was on charges that he lied about the nature of his contacts
with Wikileaks as the House Intelligence Committee conducted an investigation
into Russian influence in the 2016 election. He also was accused of threatening
Randy Credico, a radio host and the intermediary between Stone and Wikileaks.



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super70s
2020-07-11 09:04:09 UTC
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Post by Miloch
https://deadline.com/2020/07/roger-stone-pardon-donald-trump-
1202983129/
President Donald Trump has commuted the sentence Roger Stone, his
former adviser and early political mentor, just days before he was set to
begin serving prison time for his conviction on charges of lying to Congress
and witness tampering.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement that
"particularly in light of the egregious facts and circumstances surrounding
his unfair prosecution, arrest, and trial, the president has determined to
commute his sentence. Roger Stone has already suffered greatly.
Including getting fired by Trump (or he quit according to him, Trump is
probably lying about that like everything else).
Post by Miloch
He was treated very unfairly, as were many others in this case. Roger Stone
is now a free man!"
Trump had criticized Stone's prosecution, calling it a "miscarriage of
justice."
But the pardon, particularly one so close to the 2020 presidential election,
carries substantial electoral risks for Trump.
His internal pollsters have probably told him there's no way short of
divine intervention he's turning this ship around before November so
it's Katy bar the door until Jan. 20 (the day he pardons himself and the
rest of the Trump crime family).
Post by Miloch
Stone was sentenced to 40 months in prison in February, on charges brought
by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team as they investigated Russian
interference in the 2020 presidential election.
U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson handed down the sentence after
delivering a rebuke to Stone and Trump himself, asserting that it was essential
for the judiciary to maintain its independence.
Stone's conviction was on charges that he lied about the nature of his
contacts with Wikileaks as the House Intelligence Committee conducted an
investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 election. He also was accused
of threatening Randy Credico, a radio host and the intermediary between Stone
and Wikileaks.
Miloch
2020-07-11 13:59:44 UTC
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In article <super70s-***@reader02.eternal-september.org>,
super70s says...
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Post by Miloch
https://deadline.com/2020/07/roger-stone-pardon-donald-trump-
1202983129/
President Donald Trump has commuted the sentence Roger Stone, his
former adviser and early political mentor, just days before he was set to
begin serving prison time for his conviction on charges of lying to Congress
and witness tampering.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement that
"particularly in light of the egregious facts and circumstances surrounding
his unfair prosecution, arrest, and trial, the president has determined to
commute his sentence. Roger Stone has already suffered greatly.
Including getting fired by Trump (or he quit according to him, Trump is
probably lying about that like everything else).
Trump is a chronic liar...the book pretty much confirms that
Post by super70s
Post by Miloch
He was treated very unfairly, as were many others in this case. Roger Stone
is now a free man!"
Trump had criticized Stone's prosecution, calling it a "miscarriage of
justice."
But the pardon, particularly one so close to the 2020 presidential election,
carries substantial electoral risks for Trump.
His internal pollsters have probably told him there's no way short of
divine intervention he's turning this ship around before November so
it's Katy bar the door until Jan. 20 (the day he pardons himself and the
rest of the Trump crime family).
At his age, I don't think he really cares. He's lived in a bubble all his life.
The family name will live on in jokes and history won't be kind to him.

He can pardon himself only from Fed charges...SDNY/EDNY are still going after
him.

Barr won't escape either.
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Post by Miloch
Stone was sentenced to 40 months in prison in February, on charges brought
by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team as they investigated Russian
interference in the 2020 presidential election.
U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson handed down the sentence after
delivering a rebuke to Stone and Trump himself, asserting that it was essential
for the judiciary to maintain its independence.
Stone's conviction was on charges that he lied about the nature of his
contacts with Wikileaks as the House Intelligence Committee conducted an
investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 election. He also was accused
of threatening Randy Credico, a radio host and the intermediary between Stone
and Wikileaks.
super70s
2020-07-11 19:32:11 UTC
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Post by Miloch
He can pardon himself only from Fed charges...SDNY/EDNY are still going
after him.
If the stooges he and Barr put in SDNY/EDNY don't somehow fix it so they
can't when Trump is gone (I wouldn't put the destruction of evidence
past them and Trump).

Cranky Don
2020-07-11 16:51:58 UTC
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Post by super70s
His internal pollsters have probably told him there's no way short of
divine intervention he's turning this ship around before November so
it's Katy bar the door until Jan. 20 (the day he pardons himself and the
rest of the Trump crime family).
I wonder if he's going to end up like his buddy Epstein? Maybe they'll
allow him to keep one of those long, red ties he so likes. Epstein didn't
need one but it would have been handy. Trump can't pardon himself,
especially since he won't have been arrested, tried and sentenced by then.
Which of his kids will be the first to turn states evidence and watch the
others dangle from the rope?
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