President Donald Trump preserved his to sentenced to several years of imprisonment former campaign consultant and longtime friend Roger Stone in front of the prison. Only a few days before Stone should take the penalty, was granted to him by Trump, a mitigation of punishment. This step is different than a pardon, no waiver of the criminal conviction. "Roger Stone is a free man," it said in a Friday statement released from the President's administration.
The would be Sentenced to more than three years in prison in prison is a serious have been exposed to medical risk, the conference heard. The persecution of Stones, in the view of the White house of unfair investigations, have prompted Trump to his decision. "Roger Stone has already suffered a lot. He was treated very unjust, like many others in this case.“
The former Trump adviser was sentenced in connection with the Russia affair after the 2016 presidential election to a term of imprisonment of three years and four months. He was convicted of false testimony before the Congress, and the witness tampering guilty. He should take the punishment on Tuesday in a prison in the state of Georgia.
In the Russia affair, had worked as an FBI special investigator Robert Mueller, the allegations of illicit relations between the Trump-election campaign team for the Stone - and representatives of Russia are investigated. In the spring of last year, completed the investigation, Mueller found no evidence that there had been before the election of 2016 secret agreements between the Trump-election campaign team, and the representatives of Russia. An obstruction of justice by Trump did not rule out Mueller in his report.
Stone, however, had been sentenced in February for Offences in connection with the affair of a prison sentence. A Jury saw it as evidence that he has made in connection with contacts to the unveiling platform Wikileaks, among other things, the false statements, the obstruction of investigations, and the influencing of witnesses guilty. Stone had rejected the allegations.
Because of the Seriousness of stone's Offense, the Prosecutor had recommended to the Federal court in Washington a prison sentence of seven to nine years in prison. In connection Trump his anger had made on Twitter air, the proposed sentence is sharply criticized, and a "transgression of justice" spoken. From trump's point of view, Stone is a victim of the "illegal" Russia-investigation.
some speculation that Trump Stone could be pardoned, there was a persistent. Normally, the Ministry of justice is not against recommendations of prosecutors. After trump's Comments, the authority had stated, however, that the proposal of the Prosecutor was "excessive and unjustified".Updated Date: 11 July 2020, 00:19