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‘Witch Hunt': Trump commutes longtime adviser Roger Stone's prison sentence

27 days ago   |   By National Post

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of his longtime friend and adviser Roger Stone, sparing him from prison after he was convicted of lying under oath to lawmakers investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.
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Trump: Roger Stone was 'targeted by an illegal Witch Hunt'

27 days ago   |   By NBC News

President Donald Trump tweeted about Stone for the first time since announcing he would commute the prison sentence of his former campaign aide.
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Trump Defends Clemency For Roger Stone-But Pelosi Wants Law That Limits Pardons

27 days ago   |   By Forbes

Stone was the subject of an “illegal witch hunt that never should have taken place,” Trump says.
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Sen. Mitt Romney Calls Trump's Decision to Commute Roger Stone's Sentence ‘Historic Corruption'

27 days ago   |   By Time

On Saturday morning, Utah Sen. Mitt Romney became the first Congressional Republican so far to speak out against President Donald Trump's Friday night decision to commute the sentence of his longtime associate Roger Stone. Stone had been sentenced to 40 months in prison for multiple felonies including lying to Congress and attempting to obstruct the Congressional investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election.
“Unprecedented, historic corruption: an American president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying to shield that very president,” Romney...
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Trump defends Stone commutation while assailing Russia investigation, Jeff Sessions

Trump defends Stone commutation while assailing Russia investigation, Jeff Sessions

27 days ago   |   By Politico

President Donald Trump on Saturday said Roger Stone was targeted by an "illegal Witch Hunt" in his first public comments since he commuted the prison sentence of his longtime ally.
“Roger Stone was targeted by an illegal Witch Hunt that never should have taken place. It is the other side that are criminals, including Biden and Obama, who spied on my campaign - AND GOT CAUGHT!” he added, without evidence.
Trump commuted Stone's sentence Friday evening before he was due to report to prison next week after being convicted of seven felonies for crimes stemming from special counsel Robert...
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Trump defends Roger Stone commutation, blasts ‘illegal Witch Hunt'

Trump defends Roger Stone commutation, blasts ‘illegal Witch Hunt'

27 days ago   |   By New York Post

President Trump defended his decision to commute the sentence of his longtime ally Roger Stone, tweeting Saturday that the process leading to his conviction had been illegal. “Roger Stone was targeted by an illegal Witch Hunt that never should have taken place. It is the other side that are criminals, including Biden and Obama, who...
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