Roger Stone admitted that President Trump may have saved his life, after learning that his sentence was commuted, according to Fox News.
Stone spoke with The Post just moments after he got the wonderful news.
“I’m obviously very pleased,” Stone, 67, said shortly after Trump called his Fort Lauderdale, Florida, home with the good news on Friday night.
“I told him I was grateful,” Stone told The Post of his chat with the president.
“He protected my health.”
“He believes in justice. I felt pretty confident that if he heard the facts of my case, he would make the right decision.”
Stone recalled that Trump cited their long-running friendship, and confirmed that he does not believe Stone is a criminal.
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“He said we’ve known each other for 40 years,” Stone said.
“In his opinion, he did not believe I committed a crime.”
“With the risk of catching COVID, I might not live long enough to see my opinion” in his appeal, he said.
Stone appealed his conviction and has continued to deny that he did anything wrong.
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Stone, who has been under home confinement for some two years, said he would spend Friday night celebrating with friends — all of them wearing “Free Roger Stone” face masks.
Then, “starting now, I’m working to help General Flynn,” he said of his future efforts to lobby for former national security adviser and fellow Trump adviser Michael Flynn, who is awaiting sentence for admittedly lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russian officials.
Stone had said Thursday that he was “praying” Trump would keep him out of prison.
Stone was sentenced in February by DC federal Judge Amy Berman Jackson to more than three years in prison after being convicted in November 2019 on seven counts of obstruction, witness tampering and making false statements to Congress.
The charges were lodged after special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.