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White House announces that Trump has commuted the 'unjust' prison sentence of former Republican strategist Roger Stone

Posted On: Jul 11, 2020   |   Posted By: Business Insider

President Donald Trump has commuted the sentence of the former Republican strategist Roger Stone, the White House announced Friday.
The president's move came after he and his allies complained for months that Stone and others were mistreated by prosecutors as part of the FBI's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election.
A jury convicted Stone of seven felony counts last year: five counts of making false statements to the FBI and congressional investigators, one count of witness tampering, and one count of obstruction of justice.
Earlier this year, a federal judge sentenced Stone to 40 months in prison for his crimes, as well as a $20,000 fine, four years of probation after his prison term, and 250 hours of community service.
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President Donald Trump on Friday signed an "Executive Grant of Clemency" commuting the "unjust" sentence of the former Republican strategist Roger Stone, the White House said.
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