Trump Commutes Roger Stone’s Prison Sentence | MSNBC

published on July 12, 2020

SOMETHING HE AND HIS POLITICALTEAM WILL BE ABLE TO KOR YOUGRAPHIT MAY NOT ALWAYS WORK IN HISFAVOR>> I AM GETTING SOME BREAKINGNEWS RIGHT HERE, AND I WILL

SHARE IT WITH EVERYBODYNBC NEWS NOW CONFIRMED THATPRESIDENT TRUMP HAS CALLED ROGERSTONE AND TOLD HIM THAT HE WILLCOMMUTE HIS SENTENCENOW, ROGER STONE HAD BEEN

SCHEDULED TO BEGIN SERVING APRISON TERM NEXT WEEKHE HAD BEEN SEEKING TO HAVE THATDELAYED UNTIL SEPTEMBER, BUT ITHAD BEEN SCHEDULED TO BEGIN NEXTWEEK

STONE HAD BEEN CONVICTED ALMOSTA YEAR AND A HALF AGO ON SEVENCOUNTS OF OBSTRUCTION, WITNESSTAMPERING AND MAKING FALSESTATEMENTS TO CONGRESSAGAIN, NBC NEWS NOW REPORTING

THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS CALLEDROGER STONE AND HAS TOLD HIMTHAT HE WILL COMMUTE THATSENTENCEI BELIEVE WE HAVE BETSY SWANWITH US RIGHT NOW WHO HAS BEEN

FOLLOWING AND COVERING THISEXTENSIVELYBETSY, THANK YOU FOR JOINING USAGAIN, THE NEWS HERE, I WANT TOBE CLEAR, COMMUTATION AS OPPOSEDTO PARDON

THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF TALKTHIS MIGHT BE A PRESIDENTIALPARDONTHIS WILL BE A COMMUTATIONAPPARENTLYWHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN

THOSE TWO?>> THAT’S RIGHTA PARDON TOTALLY WIPES THE SLATECLEAN, AND IT REMOVES A GUILTYVERDICTIT WOULD BASICALLY MAKE IT SO

THAT ROGER STONE HAD NEVER BEENCONVICTED IN THE FIRST PLACEA COMMUTATION, MEANWHILE, EITHERREMOVES OR LESS SONONS SOMEONE WFACE FOR BEING CONVICTED, BUT ITLEAVES THAT GUILTY CONVICTION

STILL ON THE PERSON’S RECORDIN THIS CASE, TRUMP IS GOING TOBE COMMUTING ROGER STONE’SSENTENCENOW, IT’S POSSIBLE IN THE FUTURETHAT HE COULD ALSO PARDON HIM,

REMOVING THAT GUILTY CONVICTIONFROM HIS RECORD AS WELLTRUMP HAS PARDONED MULTIPLEPEOPLE WHO HAVE ALREADY SERVEDEITHER TIME IN PRISON OR HAVEPAID FINES BECAUSE OF CRIMES

THEY HAVE COMMITTEDTHE PARDON IS STILL SOMETHINGTHAT’S ON THE TABLEWHAT TRUMP IS DOING NOW ISBASICALLY MAKING IT SO THATROGER STONE WILL NOT BE SPENDING

TIME IN PRISONTHIS IS SOMETHING THE PRESIDENTHAD ELUDED TO BEFORE HE TWEETEDSUGGESTING THAT ROGER WOULD NOTEND UP SPENDING ANY TIMEINCARCERATED

AND IT’S SOMETHING THAT MANY OFROGER’S CLOSE ALLIES HAVE BEENLOBBYING THE WHITE HOUSE ABOUTFURIOUSLY EVER SINCE — EVERSINCE ROGER STONE, OF COURSE,FIRST FOUND HIMSELF IN THE CROSS

HAIRS OF THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENTBECAUSE HE WAS CONVICTED OFLYING TO CONGRESSIONALINVESTIGATORS WHO WERESCRUTINIZING HIS CONNECTION TORUSSIA’S INTERFERENCE WITH THE

2016 ELECTIONSTONE WAS NOT CONVICTED FORANYTHING THAT HAPPENED DURINGTHE 2016 CAMPAIGN CYCLE, ANDTHERE HAVEN’T BEEN ANY ALLALLEGATIONS THAT HE PARTICIPATED

WITH COORDINATION WITH THERUSSIANSWHAT HE WAS CONVICTED OF WASLYING TO THE INVESTIGATORS, AS

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