The President clarified that he would like to see his former advisor acquitted
President Donald Trump has yet to decide on a possible pardon for his former adviser Roger Stone, who was sentenced today to three years and four months in prison on charges of perjury to Congress, pressure on witnesses, and obstruction of justice..
President Trump said Stone deserves “fair treatment.” He said so on Thursday, speaking in Las Vegas at the release ceremony of the program “Hope for Prisoners”.
“I’ll make a decision at some point, but Roger Stone and all [other people] deserve fair treatment. And this process was not fair, “Trump said, when asked if he was going to pardon Stone..
Trump criticized the foreman of the jury, saying that this woman was opposed to the president, and her “social media account looks terrible.”.
“I want the process to end. I think this is the best thing to do. Because I would like to see Roger acquitted. I personally think that he was treated very unfairly. They talk about pressure on witnesses, but the person whom he put pressure on did not seem to have any problems with this, ”the president said..
He added that the pressure in Stone’s case “was not pressure that can be seen in movies or on TV.”.
“Maybe there was pressure, or maybe it wasn’t. But I can tell you that these were huge lies and information leaks, “Trump emphasized..
WATCH: Trump says he’ll ‘be looking at’ Roger Stone pardon
The President stressed that, despite the fact that he personally knows Stone, this does not indicate any personal attitude of Trump to this case: “A lot of people know Roger. Everyone knows Roger somehow. What happened to him is incredible. They say he lied, but other people lied too. Just for reference: [James] Comey lied, [Andrew] McCabe lied, Lisa Page lied, her lover Peter Strock lied. Do you know who these people are? Just trust me, “the president said..
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