If you follow American politics closely, beyond Trump fucking up every five minutes, you may be familiar with the latest saga surrounding conservative politician Roger Stone.
He was granted a commutation of his prison sentence by his buddy Donald Trump, but Trump’s response has warranted attention from both the Democratic and Republic sides of American politics.
Trump has once again sparked a reaction from politicians on both sides following his commutation of Roger Stone’s prison sentence.
Stone revealed in a interview that he expected to be completely pardoned from criminal charges, stating that Trump “knows I was under enormous pressure to turn on him. It would have eased my situation considerably. But I didn’t.”
Turns out he was out of luck when Trump decided to commute the prison sentence, meaning that Stone won’t serve time but is still considered a criminal felon. He was charged for lying to investigators, obstructing a congressional inquiry, and witness tampering – and as Trump’s former advisor are we really that shocked?
He’s bailed his cronies out time and again. These self-serving pardons are a gross abuse of power and an attack on the integrity of our nation’s justice system. https://t.co/5hofo3DmFK
— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) July 14, 2020
This time Trump has even managed to offend his own party members. Surely that has to be a new milestone?
— Mark Sanford (@MarkSanford) July 11, 2020
Many are not impressed with the light response Trump decided upon Stone’s convictions, especially when Stone is said to have committed the crimes in order to protect Trump himself.
Roger Stone lied under oath, obstructed the investigation into you, and intimidated witnesses into not being truthful. He is a criminal. His crimes prevented Mueller from getting all of the evidence of your crimes. This is a move simply to reward him for saving your ass.
— Mrs. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) July 11, 2020
Once again, Trump seems to stump us with his counteractive political decisions and ability to underestimate political corruption. But then again, he likes to play dumb at any point in which his deceitful nature comes to light.
Roger Stone was targeted by an illegal Witch Hunt that never should have taken place. It is the other side that are criminals, including Biden and Obama, who spied on my campaign – AND GOT CAUGHT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 11, 2020