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Trump commutes longtime friend Roger Stone's sentence

 

Last updated 7/10/2020 at 5:12pm

JILL COLVIN and ERIC TUCKER

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump called Roger Stone to inform his longtime political confidant that he would commute his sentence for crimes related to the Russia investigation, Stone told The Associated Press on Friday, just days before he was set to report to prison.

The White House later confirmed the commuting of the sentence in a statement, saying Stone was a victim of the Russia "hoax."

The move, though short of a full pardon, is sure to alarm critics who have long railed against the president's repeated interventions in the nation'...



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