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Trump Saves Former Advisor Stone From Prison Sentence

by Amadu Victor
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OYOGist.com has learned that President Donald Trump has allegedly saved his former campaign advisor and longtime friend Roger Stone, who was sentenced to 40 months in prison. Just a few days before Stone was supposed to face the punishment, Trump granted him a mitigation. Unlike a pardon, this step does not mean that the conviction is lifted. “Roger Stone is a free man,” it said in a statement released by the Presidential Office on Friday.

The prisoner, who was sentenced to more than three years in prison, would have been at serious medical risk, he said. The persecution of Stone in the White House’s unfair investigation had prompted Trump to decide. “Roger Stone has suffered a lot. He was treated very unjustly like many others in this case.”

The former Trump advisor was sentenced to three years and four months in prison in connection with the Russia affair after the 2016 presidential election . He was found guilty of misrepresentation before the congress and witness manipulation. He was due to start the sentence in a Georgia prison on Tuesday.


In the Russia affair, FBI special investigator Robert Mueller had investigated allegations of illegal relationships between the Trump campaign team – which Stone also worked for – and representatives of Russia. In the investigation completed in the spring of last year, Mueller found no evidence that prior to the 2016 election, there had been collusion between the Trump campaign team and representatives of Russia. In his report, Mueller did not rule out Trump’s interference with the judicial investigation.

Stone however, was sentenced to prison in February for crimes related to the affair. A jury saw it as proven that he was guilty of making false statements, interfering with the investigation, and influencing witnesses in connection with contacts with the Wikileaks disclosure platform. Stone had rejected the allegations.

Because of the seriousness of Stone’s offenses, the prosecutors had recommended that the federal court in Washington be sentenced to seven to nine years in prison. Afterwards, Trump let his anger out on Twitter, sharply criticized the proposed sentence and spoke of a “misconduct of the judiciary”. From Trump’s perspective, Stone is a victim of the “illegal” Russia investigation.

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