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Federal Judge Demands A Review Of Trump’s Commutation Of Roger Stone’s Sentence

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Federal Judge Demands A Review Of Trump’s Commutation Of Roger Stone’s Sentence





A federal judge on Monday demanded more information about President Donald Trump’s decision to commute the prison sentence of longtime ally and political confidant Roger Stone.

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson ordered that the parties provide her by Tuesday with a copy of the executive order that commuted Stone’s sentence.



Berman Jackson also asked for clarity about the scope of the clemency, including whether it covers just his prison sentence or also the two-year period of supervised release that was part of his sentence.

Trump on Friday Romney commuted Stone’s seven felony convictions on Friday, using the power of his office to spare Stone days before he was to report to a federal prison to serve a 40-month term.

Stone was convicted as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation with making false statements, tampering with a witness and obstructing lawmakers who were examining Russian interference in the 2016 election.

“Judge Amy Berman Jackson wants to see Roger Stone’s commutation paperwork, after questions have arisen about whether President Trump’s clemency covers only Stone’s prison time or also his probation,” CNN’s Shimon Prokupecz explained. “US Probation Office has raised questions about the commutation.”







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