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Trump Commutes Roger Stone’s Prison Sentence

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President Donald Trump commuted the prison sentence for Roger Stone on Friday, just days before the longtime GOP operative was set to begin serving a 40-month sentence on charges related to the special counsel’s probe.

Stone was scheduled to report to FCI Jesup, a medium-security facility in southern Georgia, on Tuesday.

Trump had hinted for months that his longtime confidante would avoid jail time, though he had stopped short of saying that he would grant Stone clemency.

A federal jury in Washington, D.C. convicted Stone on Nov. 15 on five counts of making false statements to Congress, one count of obstruction of a congressional investigation and one count of witness tampering.

The special counsel’s office initially investigated whether Stone conspired with Russians or WikiLeaks to steal and release Democrats’ emails in 2016. He was eventually charged with lying to the House Intelligence Committee in September 2017 when he denied speaking with associates about WikiLeaks’ plans to release emails stolen from the Clinton campaign.

Stone has long asserted that he was the victim of a politically-charged investigation because of his longstanding ties to Trump. Stone and Trump have known each other for more than 40 years, and Stone has taken credit for convincing Trump to run for president.

Stone has in recent weeks applied to delay reporting to prison, saying that he feared for his live because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 67-year-old has said that he suffers from asthma, putting him at high risk of severe complications from the virus.

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On June 26, Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled against Stone’s request, saying that the Jesup facility did not have any active coronavirus cases at the time.

The prison has since seen a surge in cases. On Tuesday, the Bureau of Prisons reported that three inmates tested positive for the virus. As of Thursday night, 20 inmates and four prison staffers had coronavirus. By Friday afternoon, 24 inmates and six staffers were listed as having the virus.

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5 comments

  1. Force Recon Marine

    @ Platlin This entire Covid -19 shit was a HOAX from the get-go. This virus is just another mutation be it man made and only receives the attention of 24/7 media coverage because THIS IS AN ELECTION YEAR!!

    All this BS will cease on November 4, 2020 that you can be sure of!!

    For the past few months we (collective America) sat back and allowed non-elected MORONS to dictate policy on the entire nation which proves that the world is easily manipulated through fear simply by controlling the media, academia, and medicine!

    The most deplorable thing we have done as a people, is we literally watched said and did nothing while LIEberal Demoshits, shut down a $22 Trillion dollar economy for a “virus” (HOAX) that has a less than 0.0125% death rate!!

    The most disgraceful part of all this, is some of us (especially LIEberal Demoshits) cannot see the Political CORRUPTION behind this!

    For the past few months collective America sat back hoping our “elected officials” knew what was best for the nation trusted their decision to allow non-elected MORONS to dictate policy on the entire nation which proves that the world is easily manipulated through fear simply by controlling the media, academia, and medicine!

    The most deplorable thing we have done as a people, is we literally watched said and did nothing while LIEberal Demoshits, shut down a $22 Trillion dollar economy for a “virus” (HOAX) that has a less than 0.0125% death rate!! LIEberal Demoshits will say otherwise that it’s far worse than that. Considering how they like their ballot box stuffing antics, one can see that their inclusion of non Covid-19 deaths to support their “models” in an attempt to save what dignity they might have had is just one more HOAX in the line of many other Hoaxes!

    Unfortunately, most Americans are virtuous all except especially LIEberal Demoshits choose to place confidence in those “officials” and cannot see the Political CORRUPTION behind this!

  2. Force Recon Marine

    @ Jan Brown said We all know some of Stone’s activities were criiminal & the sentence is reasonable. We also know that they only reason his crimes were discovered is because of association with the President….

    So now you are Judge Jury and executioner Despite not being there or having having all the facts but as you correctly pointed out ONLY his association with Trump was enough to charge Stone with “criminality”

    You LIEberal Demoshits have worked tirelessly to undo a LEGAL election WASTING MILLIONS of tax payer dollars over three plus years of continuous investigations and an impeachment on grounds that are not impeachable offenses NONE of which has PRODUCED anything . You should be ASHAMED of yourselves but knowing how you LIEberal Demoshits are not!!

  3. We all know some of Stone’s activities were criiminal & the sentence is reasonable. We also know that they only reason his crimes were discovered is because of association with the President….

    Politics aside….We know that COVID finds institutions like nursing homes, jaiol & prisons are fertile breeding grounds…..with a larger portionate of deaths.

    For Stone at his age and normal breakdown in health that goes with it going to prison (at this time) would be in effect…..putting him on deat row, hoping for a last minute rpriece…

    He was NOT excused or shed of his sentence….it was merely delayed.

    So let’s not waste our opinions on this that we have no control over….Let’s act on what we DO Control….like the elections….Stone is running for office….many democrats are

  4. Bill Clinton turned a woman loose that was convicted of murdering 2 police officers, and being a terrorist!
    She was to spend 58 years in jail, and because of Clinton, she spent 16 years, and was then released!

    Now she’s a member of the BLM board, which is spreading hate, and the destruction of America, while they collect millions and millions of dollars, based on their massive Lies!

  5. Curious the spike in covid cases right before Stone to report to prison. An amazing coincidence?

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