President Donald Trump will commute the 40-month prison sentence of seasoned Republican operative Roger Stone just days before his term was scheduled to commence, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation.
A source familiar with the matter told Breitbart News that the president called Stone to tell him of his plans to commute his sentence earlier today.
The development follows a Fox News report stating that President Trump could announce a commutation of Stone’s sentence on Friday evening.
Earlier Friday, the president told reporters that he was “looking at” pardoning Stone, stating that his longtime confidant was “very unfairly treated.”
Stone was convicted of making false statements during a 2017 testimony to the House Intelligence Committee regarding his relationship with WikiLeaks and witness tampering in a congressional investigation. He has been out on bail since he was sentenced in February.
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