Sen. Mitt Romney criticized President Trump’s decision to commute the prison sentence of Roger Stone, according to Breitbart News.
“Unprecedented, historic corruption,” Romney wrote to Twitter.
He continued: “An American president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying to shield that very president.”
Roger Stone fired back at Republican Senator Mitt Romney.
“Mitt Romney is such a pathetic butt hurt loser,” Stone said. “He can’t even get facts regarding my case correct.”
Stone continued: “I was prosecuted because I refused to lie about the President. Because I refused to bear false witness against him.”
“Because I refused to say what prosecutors wanted me to say not because I was hiding any inappropriate act by the President,” Stone said.
“I would tell you go back to Utah but the people back there don’t want you either. Mitt Romney, you are as phony as your hair color,” he concluded.
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White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany commented on the matter, “Roger Stone is a victim of the Russia Hoax that the Left and its allies in the media perpetuated for years in an attempt to undermine the Trump Presidency.”
“There was never any collusion between the Trump Campaign, or the Trump Administration, with Russia,” McEnany said.
President Trump notified Stone of his commuted 40-month sentence over the phone.
“Mr. Stone would be put at serious medical risk in prison. He has appealed his conviction and is seeking a new trial. He maintains his innocence and has stated that he expects to be fully exonerated by the justice system. Mr. Stone, like every American, deserves a fair trial and every opportunity to vindicate himself before the courts,” the statement added.
“Roger Stone has already suffered greatly. He was treated very unfairly, as were many others in this case. Roger Stone is now a free man!”
Unprecedented, historic corruption: an American president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying to shield that very president.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) July 11, 2020
From Breitbart News:
Ahead of the White House’s announcement, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, stated that he believes a commutation of Stone’s sentence is “justified.” He tweeted, “In my view it would be justified,” adding, “This was a non-violent, first-time offense”:
Stone was convicted in November for making false statements to Congress, interfering in a House of Representatives investigation into debunked collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia, and witness tampering.
In my view it would be justified if President @realDonaldTrump decided to commute Roger Stone's prison sentence.
Mr. Stone is in his 70s and this was a non-violent, first-time offense.https://t.co/jbbGTucRpq
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) July 10, 2020