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Trump commutes longtime friend Roger Stone's prison sentence

The move came just days before Roger Stone was to begin serving a 40-month prison sentence.

Posted: Jul 10, 2020 9:00 PM

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has commuted the prison sentence of his longtime friend Roger Stone.

The president intervened in extraordinary fashion Friday in a criminal case that was central to the Russia investigation and that concerned the president's own conduct.

The move came just days before Stone was to begin serving a 40-month prison sentence for lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstructing the House investigation into whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia in 2016.

The action underscores the president’s lingering rage over special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and is part of a continuing effort to rewrite the narrative of a probe that has shadowed the White House from the outset.

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