President Trump Says Roger Stone’s Conviction was Part of ‘Big Hoax’ by Deep State, Considers Pardon
President Donald Trump weighed in on the conviction of infamous political operative Roger Stone during a video teleconference with military personnel at his Mar-a-Lago resort in southern Florida on Tuesday.
“I think it’s very tough what they did to Roger Stone, compared to what they do to other people on their side,” Trump said.
“I’ve known Roger over the years. He’s a nice guy. A lot of people like him, and he got hit very hard, as did Gen. (Michael) Flynn,” he added.
Trump noted that “a lot of other people… got hit very, very hard” and that it is another example of the deep state conducting a witch hunt against his associates.
“And now they’re finding out it was all a big hoax. They’re finding out it was a horrible thing,” he said.
“And what they did to so many others is very unfair, and now we found out there are a bunch of dirty cops,” Trump added, referring to the IG report that exposed extreme corruption and incompetence by the FBI in their handing of the Russian collusion investigation.
“These were dirty people, these were bad people, these were evil people,” Trump said.
Although Trump claimed that he “hadn’t thought of it” when asked about the notion of pardoning Stone, he refused to rule out the possibility.
Stone was found guilty on seven felony counts last month by a Washington D.C. jury, in a reprehensible example of biased swamp justice:
Roger Stone, a former aide and longtime confidant for President Donald Trump, was found guilty of seven charges on Friday, including obstruction of proceedings, witness tampering, and five counts of making false statements.
Stone now joins former national security adviser Michael Flynn, former personal lawyer Michael Cohen, former campaign aide George Papadopoulos, and former deputy campaign chairman Rick Gates as individuals who have been ensnared in the witch hunt against President Trump…
The deep state has claimed another scalp with the persecution of Stone, who faces up to 20 years in prison for his most serious charge. Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who banned Stone from using social media to raise funds for his legal defense during the case, will be in charge of the sentencing. It is possible that an example will be made of the Trump associate, with a Draconian prison sentence, in order to bolster the broader case against President Trump.
Stone was crucified, in part, because of his alleged ties to WikiLeaks and Julian Assange. The deep state is working diligently to extradite Assange based on dubious federal charges, so he can be punished as well for his role in putting President Trump in office.
If President Trump wants to show his supporters that he really has their back, he should consider pardoning Stone and every other individual ensnared by the deep state’s unprecedented prosecutorial abuse following his election.