“Well, I wouldn’t have done it, George, because I don’t think the facts surrounding the Stone charge support the idea of any kind of leniency,” said the former governor.
Christie acknowledged that the president “had the right to do it” but argued that “I would not have done it”.
“I wouldn’t have done it,” says Chris Christie when asked if President Trump had commuted Roger Stone’s sentence, “because I don’t think the facts surrounding the Stone accusation support the idea of any kind of leniency. »Https://t.co/NJ1yDcze81 pic.twitter.com/eAyqRK41l2
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Asset commuted Stone’s sentence On Friday, after three years and four months, Stone, his former campaign adviser in the 2016 election, was found guilty of several crimes, including the falsification of witnesses and lying to Congress. Stone’s sentence was to begin Tuesday.
Trump has judged Stone’s conviction to be a political witch hunt, and Stone has openly asked for the president’s leniency.
Stone is one of the President’s six associates who were charged in the former special council Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN’s Toobin Warns McCabe Is In A “Perilous State” With An Emboldened CNN Trump Anchor Tears Trump On Stone While Evoking Clinton-Lynch Tarmac Meeting The 12:30 pm Hill Report: Fallout New Hampshire PLUSRussia investigation. The investigation concluded that the 2016 Trump campaign was open to electoral interference from Russia, but there was insufficient evidence to accuse the campaign of conspiracy with Russia.
Mueller reacted to switching defending Stone’s accusation that he “remains a convicted criminal, and rightly so.” »
Meaning. Pat ToomeyPatrick (Pat) Joseph ToomeyGOP: Senators Call for Rapid Partial Reopening of the Economy NSA Poorly Collected US Telephone Recordings in October, New Documents Show Overnight Defense: Choice for South Korean Envoy with Trump on Threat nuclear | McCain Explosions Suspend Korean Military Exercises | White House Defends Trump’s Salvation to North Korean General PLUS (R-Penn.) Et Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Senator Mitt RomneyGOP Says Trump Commuting Stone Was A “Mistake” Roger Stone Joins List Of Politicians, Allies Got Leniency From Trump Romney Denounces Switching To Stone: “Historical Corruption” MORE (R-Utah) are the only Republican senators to criticize the president for the switch, which has sparked a Trump reaction on Twitter.