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President Donald Trump is expected to use his executive powers to commute the sentence of Roger Stone, his longtime friend, as early as Friday evening.

Fox News first reported the development.

Stone was scheduled to report to prison in order to serve a three year sentence for charges from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

Fox News says that sources indicated the president could commute the sentence as early as Friday evening.

Trump hinted at the possibility of a commutation earlier in the day.

“I think Roger Stone was very unfairly treated,” said the president to reporters, “as were many people, and in the meantime Comey and all these guys are walking around, including Biden and Obama, because we caught them spying on my campaign. Who would have believed that one?”

Stone also told MSNBC’s Howard Fineman that he didn’t want a pardon from the president, which would imply guilt, but that he wanted a commutation.

“He knows I was under enormous pressure to turn on him,” said Stone according to Fineman.

“It would have eased my situation considerably. But I didn’t,” he added.

Here are Trump’s comments on Roger Stone’s plight:

UPDATE:

President Trump has commuted the sentence of Roger Stone.

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11 Comments
  • Richard Vi says:

    Obumer and Biden the most corrupt people in the US next only to the Clintons and John Kerry

  • William Shaker says:

    The FBI’s extremely heavy-handed dawn raid (with CNN tipped off) was a gross overreach and historical abuse of power. I can’t wait until the tables are turned and many of the corrupt Obama administration officials face the music for all of their crimes.

  • Stephen Russell says:

    Hooray Justice served finally.

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