Roger Stone's Commutation
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As reported by CNN, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has just condemned Pres. Trump's decision to commute the prison sentence of his long-time friend and political adviser, Roger Stone, as "an act of staggering corruption." Pelosi goes on to say, "President Trump's decision to commute the sentence of top campaign advisor Roger Stone, who could directly implicate him in criminal misconduct, is an act of staggering corruption." In response to various criticisms, Pres. Trump have defended his actions by tweeting, "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!"
WATCH: Rep. Deutch and Barr spar over whether Roger Stone case was treated differently
Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., asked Attorney General William Barr about the process leading up to the sentencing of Roger Stone, a close ally of President Donald Trump who was convicted of seven felony counts last year. At one point in the House Judiciary hearing, Deutch questioned how Stone’s health or age factored into Barr's decision to recommend a lower sentence for Stone.
WATCH: Rep. Johnson says Barr was ‘carrying out Trump’s will’ in Roger Stone case
Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., questioned Attorney General William Barr about his motives for intervening to recommend a lower prison sentence for Roger Stone, a close ally of President Donald Trump. In a July 28 hearing of the House Judiciary Committee, Johnson asked about Barr’s decision to recommend the reduced sentence after Trump tweeted criticism of the Justice Department’s initial recommendation in February. The questions prompted a heated exchange between Johnson and Barr.