During the RussiaGate conspiracy investigation a number of President Trump’s close, personal acquaintances were targeted by the FBI, CIA and others. Now, it appears as though the Commander in Chief is coming to the rescue.
The idea that Donald Trump was colluding with the Russia government during his 2016 campaign was laughable from the very start. The sheer amount of coordination and stealth that this would take to pull off would be deemed “too unbelievable” for a Hollywood blockbuster, no matter how much money and time Robert Mueller was willing to spend.
At the end of Mueller’s investigation, a number of Trump pals were facing legal trouble – not for their work with the Kremlin, mind you. Instead, men like General Michael Flynn and Roger Stone saw themselves targeted for any number of auxiliary woes unrelated to Vladimir Putin or the 2016 election.
Stone is now getting a helping hand from President Trump as his sentencing looms.
Stone is awaiting sentencing for his conviction on seven counts of obstruction, witness tampering and making false statements to Congress on charges that stemmed from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Federal prosecutors recommended that Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentence Stone to between 87 and 108 months in prison.
“This is a horrible and very unfair situation,” Trump tweeted early Tuesday morning. “The real crimes were on the other side, as nothing happens to them. Cannot allow this miscarriage of justice!”
Some even predicted a pardon could be in the works.
National security attorney Brad Moss was confident that not only will Stone become a beneficiary of Trump’s executive pen, but former national security adviser Michael Flynn could as well. Flynn awaits sentencing for providing false statements to investigators, though that sentencing has been postponed indefinitely as Flynn moves to withdraw his guilty plea.
“The paperwork to commute the sentence of Stone and any sentence for Flynn likely is already drafted,” he tweeted.
Michael Flynn’s sentencing was indefinitely postponed this week after the General indicated that he’d be working to withdraw his previous guilty plea on charges of lying to the FBI.
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