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Politics Trump tweet fuels speculation of Stone pardon

15:50  28 june  2020
15:50  28 june  2020 Source:   abcnews.go.com

Robert Mueller: Trump may have lied

  Robert Mueller: Trump may have lied Special counsel Robert Mueller raised the possibility that President Trump lied to him during the Russia investigation. © Provided by Washington Examiner Newly disclosed sections of Mueller's 448-page report, unveiled Friday thanks to a legal challenge to redactions littered across the tome, showed the former FBI director's assessment of Trump's written answer about his conversations with longtime confidant Roger Stone and others about WikiLeaks.

President Donald Trump further fueled speculation Saturday morning that he plans to pardon longtime friend and adviser Roger Stone . 3 -- Trump tweeted a story about a petition for the president to pardon Stone as he faces a sentence of 40 months for lying to Congress and misleading

Two tweets by President Trump Thursday indicate that a pardon of Roger Stone appears likely. As Stone was in court awaiting his sentence, Trump tweeted , ““They say Roger Stone lied to Congress.” @CNN OH, I see, but so did Comey (and he also leaked classified information, for which almost

President Donald Trump further fueled speculation Saturday morning that he plans to pardon longtime friend and adviser Roger Stone.

Roger Stone wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a crowd: Roger Stone exits federal court in Washington, D.C., Feb. 20, 2020. © Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg via Getty Images Roger Stone exits federal court in Washington, D.C., Feb. 20, 2020.

After a judge on Friday gave Stone a surrender date of July 14 -- he had sought to report to the Georgia prison on Sept. 3 -- Trump tweeted a story about a petition for the president to pardon Stone as he faces a sentence of 40 months for lying to Congress and misleading investigators on several key elements of their probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

On Saturday, Trump retweeted a message saying "IT’S TIME TO #PardonRogerStone"

This is not the first time a Trump tweet has raised the prospect of a Stone pardon. Earlier this month, on June 4, the president tweeted that "Roger was a victim of a corrupt and illegal Witch Hunt, one which will go down as the greatest political crime in history. He can sleep well at night!"

ABC News' Alexandra Dukakis and Elizabeth Thomas contributed to this report.

Roger Stone Asks Trump for Pardon Ahead of July 14 Prison Date .
Republican operative Roger Stone made a naked appeal to President Donald Trump to grant him a pardon or commute his sentence before he starts a 40-month prison term on July 14. © Bloomberg Roger Stone arrives at federal court in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 20. “I want the president to know that I have exhausted all my legal remedies and that only an act of clemency will provide justice in my case and save my life!” Stone, 67, said in a statement sent by text Tuesday. Stone’s statement came after the U.S.

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