Mere days before his prison sentence was set to begin, Roger Stone is expected to have his sentence commuted by President Donald Trump, following a months-long battle by Stone for commutation. The President has said his trial should have been deemed a mistrial.
Fox News reported that the president could sign a commutation of Stone’s sentence as soon as Friday evening.
The longtime political operative was sentenced to more than three years in prison for a slew of charges stemming from Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian collusion — Stone says he is “wrongly convicted.”
Stone’s trial was widely criticized as a forewoman had anti-Trump and anti-Stone posts on her social media pages, showing her actions on the jury were blatantly poltiical.
Judge Amy Berman Jackson, during her reading of pre-written notes for the sentencing of Stone, read claims and charges against him that had nothing whatsoever to do with Russia nor the charges he was actually facing. Instead, she claimed it was about Stone’s belligerence — though he never testified — and she claimed that his motivation was to cover up for President Trump, despite this never being charged in the case. Evidence was never displayed in the trial, yet she named it as reason for the hefty sentence.
The longtime-Trump advocate told Sara Carter his only crime was not rolling over on President Trump — he refused to fabricate stories about the President, according to Stone, and this is why the full force of the FBI was used against him.
Stone was ordered to report to a medium-security facility in Jesup, Georgia next week — the same prison just released multiple child pornograpahers over concerns of COVID-19. Yet, the 67-year-old Stone lost his bid for serving his sentence at home — he told the Sara Carter Show this was a “death sentence” as he has pre-existing conditions and is highly vulnerable to the virus.
Trump recently said it was ‘incredible’ that It ‘wasn’t declared a mistrial or more.”
Stone was arrested by 29 heavily-armed officers, including the aquatic team, with weapons drawn in the early morning of Jan 25, 2019. Nevermind the fact that Stone is elderly and his wife is deaf, Mueller and his time felt the sleeping Stone was a threat big enough for a massive arrest — all captured by a CNN team camped in front of his Florida property.
Stone recently told the Sara Carter Show exclusively that he was “praying fervently” for a commutation of his sentence. He said his fate was solely in his longtime friend President Donald Trump’s hands.
It looks like his prayers have been answered and justice was finally served in the case of Roger Stone.
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The Biden administration confirmed that it is considering shutting down an oil pipeline in Michigan despite the ongoing fuel crisis in the country.
“Revoking the permits for the [Line 5] pipeline that delivers oil from western Canada across Wisconsin, the Great Lakes and Michigan and into Ontario, would please environmentalists who have urged the White House to block fossil fuel infrastructure, but it would aggravate a rift with Canada and could exacerbate a spike in energy prices that Republicans are already using as a political weapon,” Politico Pro reported. “Killing a pipeline while U.S. gasoline prices are the highest in years could be political poison for Biden, who has seen his approval rating crash in recent months.”
Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked about the report during Monday’s press briefing, asking, “why is the administration now considering shutting down the Line 5 pipeline from Canada to Michigan?”
“So, Peter, that is inaccurate,” Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre claimed. “That is not right. So, any reporting indicating that some decision has been made, again, is not accurate. … So, again, I would — it is inaccurate what you just stated, but —”
“What’s inaccurate?” Doocy asked.
“The reporting about us wanting to shut down the Line 5,” Jean-Pierre said.
“I didn’t say ‘wanting.’ I said, is it being studied right now? Is the administration studying the impact of shutting down the Line 5?”
“Yeah. Yes, we are. We are,” Jean-Pierre admitted.
DOOCY: "Is the administration studying the impact of shutting down the Line 5?"
JEAN-PIERRE: "Yes we are." pic.twitter.com/V5XKhgcmAJ
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) November 8, 2021
The news comes as gas prices have reached their highest since 2014, when Biden was vice president, and are currently about 50% higher than they were when Biden entered office.
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