Trump stirs pardon speculation with condemnation of DOJ’s Roger Stone treatment

President Trump's fiery reaction to the Justice Department's sentencing recommendation for Roger Stone is stoking renewed speculation that he could end up pardoning his former associate.

Stone is awaiting sentencing for his conviction on seven counts of obstruction, witness tampering and making false statements to Congress on charges that stemmed from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Federal prosecutors recommended that Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentence Stone to between 87 and 108 months in prison.

"This is a horrible and very unfair situation," Trump tweeted early Tuesday morning. "The real crimes were on the other side, as nothing happens to them. Cannot allow this miscarriage of justice!"

Stone was found guilty in November of providing false statements to the House Intelligence Committee about communications having to do with WikiLeaks, obstructing a congressional investigation of Russian interference during the 2016 presidential election, and witness tampering. Prosecutors claimed that Stone hid the truth to protect Trump's campaign.

The president's reaction to the DOJ's recommendation for Stone — which followed a string of retweets related to the news — was soon met with discussions of a possible pardon. Several replies to Trump's tweet called for a pardon, and various figures in the legal/political sphere speculated that a pardon — or at least a commuted sentence — is in Stone's future.

Political scientist and Washington Post columnist Brian Klaas said Trump was "hinting at floating a pardon" for Stone.


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