Republican (barely) Senator, these days from Utah, Mitt Romney, called President Donald Trump’s decision to commute Roger Stone’s federal prison sentence “historic corruption” in a Saturday morning tweet.
“Unprecedented, historic corruption: an American president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying to shield that very president.”
Unprecedented, historic corruption: an American president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying to shield that very president.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) July 11, 2020
What’s unprecedented is how Mitt Romney has been on the wrong side of history for every attack the Democrats make against Trump, and he has “officially” become a Democrat yet.
On questions about what the president did being an abuse of power, one of my favorite Twitter users I follow put things into their proper perspective:
Total clemency petitions granted:
— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) July 11, 2020
Trump on Friday decided to commute Stone’s 40-month prison sentence. The former Republican consultant and Trump confidante was convicted last year of obstruction, lying to Congress, and witness tampering related to former special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s investigation into potential Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Actually, Stone was the victim of rogue FBI agents who were hell bent on “getting” something on Donald Trump to get him out of office. The 67-year-old Stone was just one of many people who worked for the Trump campaign that the Obama DOJ, FBI and intelligence community used and abused to take down Trump. That’s what’s so infuriating about all of this. Cretins like Romney are supporting the illegal spying operation on the Trump campaign during the 2016 election, and then the cover up operation that ensued afterward.
Roger Stone, Lt. General Michael Flynn, George Papadopoulos, and Paul Manafort just to name a few, were targeted and set up by the Obama administration, all to force them, upon threat of imprisonment, to give them dirt on Trump. None of them had any dirt, because there was none, but that didn’t stop the James Comey FBI thugs from charging them anyway.
The president referred to Stone’s sentence an “abomination of justice” in February. Last week, Trump argued that Stone was “a victim of a corrupt and illegal Witch Hunt” and expressed a desire to pardon him.
Trump’s action means that Stone’s original conviction will remain in place, however, the commutation allows Stone the chance to seek an appeal through the courts without having to go to prison.
“The president has saved my life,” Stone said Friday night, “And he’s given me the opportunity to fight for vindication.”
It’s hard to believe that Romney will be reelected. I don’t think he will run.
Rich is syndicated opinion columnist for David Harris Jr. and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty and faith.
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