Trump commutes sentence of longtime adviser Roger Stone Josh Gerstein, Kyle Cheney and Betsy Woodruff Swan,
Politico •July 10, 2020
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.
A senior administration official confirmed to POLITICO that Trump commuted Stone's sentence.
Stone, 67, was sentenced in February to three years and four months in prison after a trial late last year where a jury found him guilty on all seven felony charges brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
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."