Roger Stone: President Trump’s mercy wipes out fine, supervised release

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Media captionRoger Stone speaks to reporters reacting to Trump’s leniency decision

President Donald Trump’s pardon for longtime ally Roger Stone erases all other elements of his 40-month prison sentence.

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

The former Trump adviser, 67, was convicted in 2019 of lying to Congress, obstructing and falsifying witnesses.

He was scheduled to report to a Georgia federal prison on July 14.

The charges were linked to the investigation by Special Councilor Robert Mueller into an alleged collusion between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign.

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The leniency order was released on Monday after U.S. District Judge Amy Jackson ordered the government to explain the “scope” of President Trump’s switching of Stone.

President Trump’s decision – which he did not pardon – came last week, just after a court dismissed Stone’s request to extend the start date of his prison term.

Later Monday, Stone is expected to be interviewed on Fox News in what would be his first television appearance since the issuance of the pardon.

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