President Trump Commutes Roger Stone’s Sentence


Andrew Donaldson

Born and raised in West Virginia, Andrew has since lived and traveled around the world several times over. Though frequently writing about politics out of a sense of duty and love of country, most of the time he would prefer discussions on history, culture, occasionally nerding on aviation, and his amateur foodie tendencies. He can usually be found misspelling/misusing words on Twitter @four4thefire and his writing website

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  1. Avatar Michael Cain says:

    At least re the tweet, critical steps of “charge” and “convict” seem to have been left out :^)Report

  2. Avatar Chip Daniels says:

    If there is even one shred of a silver lining to all this, it is that Trump has exposed the Republican Party as complete and total frauds on every single thing they ever claimed to believe in.

    Patriotism, morality, respect for law, fiscal prudence…any Republican who ever utters any word about these things should be laughed out of the room forever.Report

  3. Saw a state that Trump has made a record-low number of pardons/commutations, only 36 so far — a tenth of the usual number. Of those, 31 have been for people with a connection to him.Report

    • That’s because five out of six people convicted of federal crimes are personal friends of the president.Report

    • Avatar Dark Matter in reply to Michael Siegel says:

      The numbers are probably right but when I do a deep dive on Obama when he was at the same point, Obama pardoned a ton of people MANY years after they were out of prison for the first several years of his Presidency.

      When I look at Bush, same thing. His first one is pretty typical, in 2002 he pardon’ed a guy who was sentenced in 1962 for Manufacturing untaxed whiskey. There’s another on the same day for a 1993 alteration of an odometer, and for draft dodging in 1957.

      The BULK of these are cleaning of records long after the fact.Report

  4. Avatar Philip H says:

    It’s worth remembering that commuting a sentence doesn’t vacate the conviction. For now Roger Stone remains a federally convicted felon. He just doesn’t have to serve jail time.Report

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