Donald Trump recently pardoned Roger Stone, a political advisor who was convicted and sentenced for crimes stemming from Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s connections to Russian interference in the 2016 election. Now Stone says he has given the president advice that will help him overturn the 2020 election.
In February, as Reuters reports here, Roger Stone was facing sentencing for crimes including lying to Congress and witness tampering in an effort to protect Donald Trump from any consequences for accepting aid from Russia to influence the 2016 election. Now, he’s had his sentence commuted, and a pardon granted, and is a free man.
One of the uses he says he’s making of that freedom is to again advise and influence the president. This time, he’s telling Trump he can still change the outcome of the 2020 election.
In a Parler post, Stone said he spent time with Trump in person to thank him for the pardon, and that he advised the president on appointing a Special Counsel.
“I also told the president exactly how he can appoint a special counsel with full subpoena power to ensure that those who are attempting to steal the 2020 election through voter fraud are charged and convicted and to ensure that Donald Trump continues as our president.”
For Attorney General Bill Barr said in a press conference that he could not see grounds for appointing a Special Counsel to pursue Trump’s election claims. The president’s legal team has taken these claims to multiple courtrooms, but had produced no evidence and had no legal success.
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