Romney: President Trump Commuting Sentence ‘Historic Corruption’
Jul 11, 2020, 10:25 AM
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Sen. Mitt Romney has responded to President Donald Trump’s decision to commute the prison sentence of Roger Stone, calling the move “unprecedented, historic corruption.”
He was scheduled to report to prison for a three-year, four-month sentence before Trump commuted his sentence on Friday.
“An American president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying to shield that very president,” Romney said in a tweet Saturday morning.
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
According to The Associated Press, a commutation does not erase Stone’s felony convictions in the same way a pardon would, but it would protect him from serving prison time as a result.