If you’re a friend of Donald Trump, the “law and order president” will make sure the law does not apply to you. In fact, under President Trump, “law and order” doesn’t really mean anything unless you deface the statue of a pro-slavery traitor to our country; then you should be imprisoned for at least 10 years.
Trump just commuted Roger Stone’s sentence.
Stone lied and intimidated witnesses to hide Trump’s exploitation of the Russian hack of his opponent’s campaign.
With Trump there are now two systems of justice in America:
One for Trump's criminal friends and one for everyone else.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) July 11, 2020
On Friday, as expected, Trump commuted the sentence of his longtime friend and unofficial campaign advisor in 2016, Roger Stone. Stone was convicted of lying to Congress, tampering with a jury, and threatening a witness in his case. In fact, he threatened to kill a witness. He was caught on tape threatening to kill that witness’s service dog.
Business Insider summarizes the case against Stone by saying:
‘In January 2019, Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted Stone with one count of obstruction, five counts of false statements, and one count of witness tampering. Stone denied the charges, and pleaded not guilty.
‘On November 15, 2019, a jury convicted Stone in federal court on all counts against him, including obstructing the congressional investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
‘Three months later on February 20, a federal judge sentenced Stoneto 40 months in prison and ordered him to pay a $20,000 fine, serve four years of probation after his sentence, and complete 250 hours of community service.’
President Donald Trump has commuted the sentence of longtime adviser Roger Stone, who was found guilty of seeking to thwart congressional and FBI investigations into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.https://t.co/IexaASNKHw
— POLITICO (@politico) July 10, 2020
At the conclusion of Roger Stone’s first trial, a trial in which he was convicted on all counts, prosecutors recommended a seven to nine year sentence but were thwarted, allegedly by Trump’s Department of Justice, and Stone was sentenced to 40 months in prison. Prosecutors in his case quit in protest. He was due to begin his sentence on July 14.
POLITICO reports that:
‘The White House said in a statement: “Today, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Grant of Clemency commuting the unjust sentence of Roger Stone, Jr,” calling Stone “a victim of the Russia Hoax that the Left and its allies in the media perpetuated for years.”‘
BREAKING WH Press Sec: "Today, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Grant of Clemency commuting the unjust sentence of Roger Stone, Jr." pic.twitter.com/UCTMG5spKd
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) July 10, 2020
Even Richard Nixon knew better than to pardon his Watergate friends, which is the reason they justifiably were each sent to prison. Nixon, the only president to resign from the office in disgrace, would not sully the shreds he had left of his reputation by allowing his criminal friends to go free.
Donald Trump has no such reputation to worry about.
— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) July 10, 2020
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