(NewsBreakDaily.org) – Roger Stone was due to report to prison to serve his sentence on Tuesday. Last week, a federal appeals court denied an emergency motion from his legal team to delay his surrender date. But on Friday night, President Donald Trump saved his old friend by commuting his sentence.
In a statement released on Friday, the White House said Stone was “treated very unfairly” and “suffered greatly.” They celebrated him being a free man. The president called Stone personally to tell him the news.
Robert Buschel, one of Stone’s lawyers, told the press they were relieved and happy the “nightmare is over.”
Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany was quick to go after the Mueller prosecutors and “the case that never should have existed.” She said Stone was the victim of the “Russia hoax,” which went on for years trying to undermine President Trump.
In February, Stone was found guilty of lying to Congress and witness tampering, then sentenced to 40 months in prison. He got an extension on reporting to jail because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Stone, 67, said earlier this year that any time he had to spend in federal prison would be like a death sentence because of his health problems.
Fortunately, Trump intervened and saved his former advisor from having to risk his health in prison. Stone vowed on Friday to continue fighting in the courts to clear his name.
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