Trump said yesterday that he would consider granting a pardon for the convicted confidant Roger Stone.
He told Hannity that he is considering a pardon,
“I am always thinking. You’ll be watching like everyone else in this case.”
Stone was convicted in November of last year of making false statements, obstructing official proceedings and witness tampering in a case related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
Stone asked an appeals court to delay his 40-month prison sentence amid concerns over the coronavirus pandemic in the Georgia facility where he is currently set to serve his term.
Trump slammed Stone’s treatment by law enforcement in an interview with radio host Howie Carr,
“He was framed. He was treated horrible. He was treated so badly…”
He called Stone the
“victim of a corrupt and illegal Witch Hunt.”
Carr said that Stone is “praying” for a commutation of his convictions or a pardon from the president.
“Well, if you say he’s praying, his prayer may be answered. Let’s find out what happened…”
Prosecutors initially asked for seven to nine years in prison for Stone’s sentence, but AG William Barr reduced the recommendation.
UPDATE: On Friday afternoon, Trump commuted the prison sentence of his longtime friend Roger Stone just days before he was set to report to a federal prison in Georgia.
(via The Hill)