President Trump has issued pardons for Roger Stone, Paul Manafort and over 20 other people.
Anyone who has paid attention over the last four years knows Stone deserved a pardon.
His arrest, which many people believe was coordinated with CNN, was a ridiculous spectacle.
The New York Post reports:
Trump pardons 26, including Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and Charles Kushner
President Trump continued his pre-Christmas forgiveness blitz on Wednesday, pardoning his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, his longtime associate Roger Stone, and Charles Kushner, the father of his son-in-law Jared Kushner.
Both Manafort, 71, and Stone, 68 — whose sentence Trump had already commuted in July — were convicted as a result of investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Trump has now pardoned four people convicted in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe including former national security adviser Michael Flynn and 2016 campaign aide George Papadopoulos, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.
Manafort, a longtime Republican aide and lobbyist, had been sentenced to seven years in prison for tax fraud and other crimes relating to his work in Ukraine. The White House said that Manafort’s convictions were “premised on the Russian collusion hoax.”…
Stone was convicted in November 2019 of lying to lawmakers also investigating Russian election interference and was spared a three year and four month prison stint when Trump commuted his sentence a day before he was due to begin serving time.
Stone spoke to Tucker Carlson after the announcement. Watch:
#Tucker brings on Roger Stone to react to Trump's pardon: "We are very happy. I have on enormous debt of gratitude to God almighty for giving the President of the strength and the courage to recognize that my prosecution was a completely politically-motivated witch hunt." pic.twitter.com/WzGNMuldHu
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) December 24, 2020
This was the right thing to do.