Trump commutes the 40-month sentence of Roger Stone

Donald Trump commutes the prison sentence of Roger Stone

On Friday, Donald Trump, the President of the United States, commuted the forty-month prison sentence of Roger Stone, his longtime friend. Stone was found guilty of crimes, which also includes lying to Congress in part to protect the President. The announcement from the president came a few days before Stone was to report to a federal prison in Georgia.

The court convicted Stone in November of seven charges, such as lying to Congress, obstructing a congressional committee processing, witness tampering. Among his misled things to Congress were his communications with the campaign officials of Trump, hid out of his wish to protect Trump.

The decision of Trump to pardon his political adviser and longtime friend is the increase of his effort to rewrite the Mueller investigation’s history. It involved selective declassification of intelligence materials, a ramped-up counter-investigation into the roots of the Russian probe, and efforts to drop the case against Michael Flynn.

U.S. President has the broad constitutional authority to commute or Pardon sentences

The U.S. President has the comprehensive constitutional authority to commute or pardon sentences of prisoners. However, unlike nearly any other former president, Trump uses his authority to save his political allies. The White House Press Secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, says that Roger Stone is a victim of the Russia Hoax that its allies and the Left in the media spread for years in an effort to destabilize the presidency of Trump.

Trump commutes the 40-month sentence of Roger Stone
Roger Stone on left and Donald Trump on right
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She adds that there was never any collusion between the Trump Administration and Russia. Like any other U.S. national, Mr. Stone deserves a fair trial and every opportunity to justify himself before the honorable judges and courts. Trump does not want to interfere with his efforts to do so. However, in the light of the circumstances and egregious facts surrounding his discriminating arrest, prosecution, and trial. The President determined to commute his prison sentence.

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