President Donald Trump has commuted the sentence of the former Republican strategist Roger Stone, the White House announced Friday.
In a statement, the White House said Stone was “a victim of the Russia Hoax that the Left and its allies in the media perpetuated for years in an attempt to undermine the Trump Presidency.”
The president’s move came after he and his allies complained for months that Stone and others were mistreated by prosecutors as part of the FBI’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
A jury convicted Stone of seven felony counts last year: five counts of making false statements to the FBI and congressional investigators, one count of witness tampering, and one count of obstruction of justice.
Earlier this year, a federal judge sentenced Stone to 40 months in prison for his crimes, as well as a $20,000 fine, four years of probation after his prison term, and 250 hours…

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