Roger Stone: President Trump’s clemency cleans well and supervised release

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Media captionRoger Stone speaks to journalists reacting to Trump’s decision to grant clemency

The clemency order of the President of the United States, Donald Trump, for his longtime ally, Roger Stone, erases all other elements of his 40-month prison sentence.

The published leniency order shows that this includes the transfer of a fine of $ 20,000 (£ 15,930) and a two-year supervised release term.

The 67-year-old former Trump aide was convicted in 2019 of lying to Congress, obstruction, and witness tampering.

He was due to appear in Georgia federal prison on July 14.

The charges related to Special Adviser Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged collusion between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign.

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The leniency order was released in full on Monday after US District Judge Amy Jackson had ordered the government to explain the “scope” of the Stone commutation by President Trump.

President Trump’s decision, which did not grant him pardon, came last week, just after a court rejected Stone’s request to delay the start date of his prison sentence.

Later Monday, Stone is expected to be interviewed on Fox News, in what would be his first television comments since the leniency order was issued.

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