president of the UNITED states, Donald Trump, has pardoned his former adviser Roger Stone, who on Tuesday was to have started serving a prison sentence of over three years.
It informs The White House on the night of Saturday.
- Roger Stone has already suffered enough. He got an unfair treatment. Roger Stone is now a free man, according to a statement from the presidential.
Stone was in november found guilty of having lied to Congress, and obstructing the special prosecutor, Robert müller's study of Russian interference in the US presidential election in 2016.
In February, Stone was sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 40 months.
He was not prosecuted, as some have scrappy over, to defend the president. He was prosecuted, to cover the president, said the federal judge, Amy Berman Jackson, in sentencing according to Reuters.
Roger Stone had tried to hide the fact that he acted as intermediary in relation to WikiLeaks and Russia in the election year 2016. Here published the WikiLeaks material on The Democratic Party, as Russia, according to the us intelligence services had hacked into.
It was the material, which would damage the party's presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, in the showdown against Trump to be president of the UNITED states.
Donald Trump has continually interfered in the american justice system's treatment of the case against Stone, as the president previously referred to as a 'very good person'.
Trump has among other things accused the female leader of the nævningetinget, who knew the Stone to be guilty, to be biased.
And in connection with the sentencing in February declared Trump, that he closely followed the case.
I follow this very closely, and I want it to go completely to the end, for Roger has a very good chance of being acquitted, in my opinion, said Trump.
At that time buzzed with rumors that Trump would use his power to ensure that the soon-to 68-year-old Roger Stone did not have to spend several years in a state prison. It is now a reality.
the Announcement from The White House came according to NBC News a few hours after a federal judge had rejected a request from Roger Stone to postpone the serving of his sentence.
As the Trump previous Friday was asked whether he was contemplating to intervene in the case, came the answer, that 'I'll look at it', writes NBC News.
Retsanalytiker at the tv station CNN Elie Honig calls the pardon for 'abuse of power'.
- A jury convicted Stone of lying to Congress to cover the president. The president pardons now Stone, so he escapes punishment. It is corruption and abuse of power, writes Elie Honig on Twitter.
the Facts:— Elie Honig (@eliehonig) July 11, 2020
-- The Trump campaign tried to coordinate with Wikileaks through Roger Stone;
-- A jury convicted Stone of lying two Congress to protect the President;
-- The President now commutes Stone's sentence, sparing him from prison. the
Corruption and abuse of power.