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Trump Issues 26 More Pardons

They include Stone, Manafort, Kushner father

(Newser) - President Trump's pardon-palooza continued for a second night Wednesday, when he issued another 26 pardons—including ones for Roger Stone and Paul Manafort, who were convicted of multiple crimes after being indicted during Robert Mueller's investigation. Trump commuted longtime friend Stone's sentence in July , days before he...

Roger Stone Refers to Black Radio Host With Racial Slur

The Trump advisor was on the ' Mr. Mo'Kelly Show' in Los Angeles

(Newser) - Roger Stone went on an LA radio show Saturday and referred to his Black host with a racial slur, NBC News reports. The moment arose when host Morris W. O'Kelly was questioning the Trump confidant about his conviction last year and the president's commutation of his sentence. "...

Clemency Order Came With Extras for Stone

Trump ally also escapes probation, $20K fine

(Newser) - President Trump's clemency order doesn't just mean Roger Stone is free to campaign for him . It also means Trump's longtime ally will escape two years of probation in addition to a $20,000 fine, reports USA Today . That was clarified Monday as the Justice Department released Trump'...

Roger Stone 'Will Do Anything' to Help Trump Win Reelection

He'll be campaigning for president, he tells Axios, adding he'll stay within the boundaries of the law

(Newser) - Now that Roger Stone is once more a free man, Mike Allen of Axios was able to catch up with him for a chat over the phone, and he's got the scoop on Stone's next move: campaigning for President Trump's reelection. The 67-year-old Trump ally says now...

Sen. Graham: I'll Green-Light Mueller's Testimony

'That request will be granted,' says the South Carolina Republican

(Newser) - This time, Sen. Lindsey Graham is willing to listen. The chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Sunday he'll let Democrats call Robert Mueller to testify before the committee, the Washington Post reports. Graham had rejected such calls before but appeared to change his mind after Mueller penned a...

Robert Mueller Has a Point to Make About Roger Stone

'He remains a convicted felon, and rightly so'

(Newser) - President Trump handed Roger Stone his Get Out of Jail Free card , and the man who tried to send the former fixer to jail is weighing in on the ensuing brouhaha following Stone's commutation. Writing in the Washington Post , former special counsel Robert Mueller opines that "Stone was...

Roger Stone Commutation Ups Outrage to Fever Pitch

Mitt Romney calls it 'historic corruption'

(Newser) - If media pundits could use exclamation points, they surely would. A day after President Trump's commutation of Roger Stone's sentence, words like "outrage" and "unforgivable" are blazing across the media landscape in op-eds, tweets, and TV interviews. To recap, the president commuted the sentence of his...

Trump Commutes Sentence of Roger Stone

Ally was set to report to prison next week

(Newser) - Roger Stone won't be going to jail after all. On Friday evening, President Trump commuted the sentence of his longtime confidant, a move that came just days before the 67-year-old was to report to prison in Georgia. Stone was sentenced in February to three years and four months in...

Barr Accused of 'Dangerous Pattern of Conduct'

He agrees to testify before House Judicary Committee

(Newser) - Attorney General William Barr has been engaged in a "clear and dangerous pattern" of conduct, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said at the start of a Wednesday hearing on alleged politicization of the Justice Department under Barr. The Democrat accused Barr of being "the president's fixer,...

Prosecutor: I Was Pressured to Cut Stone a 'Break'

He says Stone was being treated differently because of his relationship with Trump

(Newser) - One of four prosecutors who quit the Roger Stone case after Attorney General William Barr intervened to recommend a lighter sentence says there was "significant pressure" to cut Stone a "break" because he was close to President Trump. "What I heard—repeatedly—was that Roger Stone was...

Trump Drops Direct Hint on Pardoning Roger Stone

Longtime adviser is due in prison this month

(Newser) - Roger Stone is due to report to begin serving his prison sentence of more than three years on June 30. For most people convicted of crimes, that would be distressing. But President Trump suggested Thursday that his longtime adviser has nothing to worry about, the Washington Post reports. "Roger...

Stone to Assange: 'I'll Bring Down the Entire House of Cards'

Documents reveal 2017 communications, 2016 political influence campaign

(Newser) - President Trump's associate Roger Stone used hundreds of fake Facebook accounts to push stories related to Russia and WikiLeaks around the 2016 election, while keeping in contact with Julian Assange, according to former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigators. One of dozens of search warrants unsealed Tuesday indicates Stone...

Judge on Roger Stone Demand That She Disqualify Herself: No

His lawyers argued that Jackson is biased

(Newser) - The judge overseeing Roger Stone's case has firmly rejected his defense team's demand that she step aside because of alleged bias. US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who sentenced the Trump ally to 40 months in prison last week, dismissed the motion to disqualify her as a publicity...

Roger Stone Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison

But his request for a new trial is still under consideration

(Newser) - Three years, four months. That was the sentence imposed on Roger Stone Thursday by a federal judge. Whether the longtime Trump ally will spend even a minute in prison, however, remains up in the air. Judge Amy Berman Jackson handed down the sentence in the politically charged case, though the...

Stone's Sentencing Will Proceed, but There's a Catch

He won't start serving time until judge considers request for new trial

(Newser) - Roger Stone will learn his fate as scheduled on Thursday. The federal judge in his case on Tuesday refused to delay sentencing on his conviction for lying to Congress and witness tampering, reports NBC News . However, Judge Amy Berman Jackson said the longtime Trump ally would not have to start...

Trump Responds After Barr's Surprise Criticism

President declares the legal right to direct attorney general how to handle cases

(Newser) - Attorney General William Barr made big headlines Thursday when he slammed President Trump for tweeting so much about the Justice Department. Barr said those tweets—including the president's criticism of the department over the sentencing recommendation for Trump ally Roger Stone—made it "impossible" for him to do...

Barr Has a Problem With Trump Tweets

'I think it’s time to stop the tweeting about Department of Justice criminal cases'

(Newser) - President Trump tweeted "congratulations" to Attorney General William Barr Wednesday after the Justice Department got involved with the Roger Stone case , causing many to wonder whether Barr was acting at Trump's request on behalf of the president's longtime confidant. Now, Barr himself tells ABC News he was...

Bad News for Roger Stone

Judge rejects request for a new trial

(Newser) - Roger Stone has received support from high places this week, including word that the Justice Department would seek a lighter sentence in his case, but one announcement did not break his way. A judge has rejected Stone's request for a new trial, CNN reports. The decision was reached last...

As Roger Stone Questions Swirl, Barr Agrees to Testify

Attorney general will appear before House Judiciary Committee March 31

(Newser) - Attorney General William Barr has agreed to testify before the House Judiciary Committee next month, appearing for the first time before the panel as questions swirl about whether he intervened in the case of a longtime ally of President Trump. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler released a letter Wednesday...

Trump Tweets About Stone Case, Praises Barr

President congratulates the AG for 'taking charge'

(Newser) - President Trump began his Wednesday with words of praise for Attorney General Bill Barr, tweeting his "congratulations" to Barr "for taking charge of a case that was totally out of control and perhaps should not have even been brought." He's referring to the Roger Stone case,...

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