On February 20, President Trump, who was furious about the unequal justice exhibited by activist judges like Federal Judge Amy Berman Jackson, took to Twitter to express his frustration with the double standard:
“’They say Roger Stone lie to Congress.’ @CNN. OH, I see, but so did Comey (and he also leaked classified information, for which almost everyone, other than Crooked Hillary Clinton, goes to jail for a long time), and so did Andy McCabe, who also lied to the FBI! FAIRNESS?”
Conservative OANN reporter Jack Posobiec broke the news.
“Just got off the phone with Roger Stone,” he tweeted, adding, “He is a free man.”
Posobiec tweeted a follow up to his first tweet: He added that he is going to continue to fight his case in the appeals court, and also do whatever he can to support the full exoneration of General Flynn
He added that he is going to continue to fight his case in the appeals court, and also do whatever he can to support the full exoneration of General Flynn
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) July 10, 2020
CNBC News reports- President Donald Trump on Friday fully commuted the criminal sentence of his longtime ally Roger Stone, just four days before the Republican operative was due to begin a 40-month prison term.
The White House, in announcing the executive clemency grant to Stone, called the 67-year-old Republican operative “a victim of the Russia hoax,” and someone who “would be put at serious medical risk” from the coronavirus if he was imprisoned.
“In light of the egregious facts and circumstances surrounding his unfair prosecution, arrest, and trial, the President has determined to commute his sentence,” White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement.
“Roger Stone has already suffered greatly. He was treated very unfairly, as were many others in this case. Roger Stone is now a free man!” she said. Trump phoned Stone to deliver the news, NBC reported.
Although Stone is no longer required to serve any time in prison, he has said that he will continue to seek to overturn his conviction for lying to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering.
Trump’s long-suspected intervention in the case of his former campaign official came after more than a year of the president railing against Stone’s prosecution as a miscarriage of justice and a “witch hunt.”
On Friday morning, Trump said he was “looking at” a pardon for Stone, who was “very unfairly treated.”
The White House Press Secretary released a statement confirming the Executive Grant of Clemency for Roger Stone, Jr.
INBOX: Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding Executive Grant of Clemency for Roger Stone, Jr. pic.twitter.com/JUudWEOB7N
— Johnny Verhovek (@JTHVerhovek) July 10, 2020
Roger Stone appeared in an interview on Fox News with Judge Napolitano in January 2019.
During his interview with Judge Napolitano, Roger Stone relayed the horrifying moment when Stone realized his wife might get shot by Meuller’s SWAT Team. Stone told the judge that his wife is “hearing impaired” for not complying with orders she couldn’t hear.
Stone’s wife, Nydia Betran, who was born on May 8, 1946, in Cuba, is no stranger to Gestapo style tactics used against citizens. Betran relocated to the United States in 1959 with her family and began working as a model appearing in local advertisements.
Stone told Judge Napolitano that at six 0’clock in the morning there was “pounding on the door” and that he was “sleeping on the second floor with my wife, who is hearing impaired—virtually deaf.” After Stone relayed the stunning number of FBI agents with “sidearms and assault weapons pointed at my home.” Stone told Napolitano that he was told by the FBI agents to “come out with my hands up.” Stone continued, “I was told I told to come out with my hands up— I did. I was told I was uh, under arrest. No one read me my rights, I might add.”
No one read Stone his rights?
Stone relayed one of the more frightening moments of the pre-dawn raid for him and his wife: “I was afraid that they would go upstairs, think my wife was not complying with to an order that she could not hear, and shoot her.” Napolitano asked, “Did they take your wife out of the house, Roger?” Stone told the judge that they did bring his “barefoot” wife outside and made her stand next to him, even though she wasn’t guilty of anything.
Watch the incredible exchange here:
What do you think about President Trump commuting Stone’s sentence? Do you agree with his decision?