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.
You support an unrepentant convicted criminal going free?
One who threated his presiding judge’s life
One openly admiting to extorting this freedom because he kept evidence of trump’s crimes
One whose prosecution Bill Barr called “righteous”
So about you being tough on crime? https://t.co/IXZfYZuAFp
— Shannon4OH (@ShannonFreshour) July 11, 2020
Attorney General Barr believes Roger Stone prosecution was “righteous” and that he should serve prison time and acknowledges that the decision to pardon Stone is the Presidents call. pic.twitter.com/yLkCZNEDah
— Pierre Thomas (@PierreTABC) July 9, 2020