REPORT: Bill Barr Opposed Clemency For Roger Stone

The Hill reports:

U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr recommended that President Trump not grant associate Roger Stone clemency, administration officials told NBC News.

Sources told NBC that Barr and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows recommended against the move over concerns of political blowback. In an interview released July 8, Barr said that he felt Stone’s prosecution was “righteous.”

An administration official told NBC that Barr had nothing to do with the decision to commute Stone’s sentence.