USA: Trump fails to rule out pardon for Roger Stone after prosecutors quit case

12 февраля 2020 г. 4:40

US President Donald Trump failed to rule out pardoning his long-time adviser Roger Stone while speaking to reporters at the White House alongside Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno on Wednesday. After a reporter asked Trump if was «considering a pardon» for Stone, the president responded «I don't want to say that yet.» «I tell you what, people were hurt viciously and badly by these corrupt people,» he added, before thanking the Justice Department for lowering its sentencing recommendation. Referring to the four prosecutors on the case, all of whom resigned after having their initial sentencing recommendation overruled, Trump commented that «They ought to go back to school and learn. Because I'll tell you what, the way they treated people, nobody should be treated like that.» Stone was convicted of seven counts of making false statements, witness tampering, and obstruction on November 15 2019, in charges stemming from the Mueller investigation.

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