Robert Mueller Emerges to Write Op-Ed Blasting Convicted Felon Roger Stone
Robert Mueller was, at one point, one of the most talked about people in America. But once the former FBI Director delivered his report on Donald Trump’s interactions with Russia, he was seldomly heard from again.
The President, however, got Mueller’s attention with the decision to commute to sentence of former adviser Roger Stone. The former Special Counsel penned an op-ed for the Washington Post blasting the decision and referring to Stone as a convicted felon.
Mueller wrote that while his investigation, “did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired with the Russian government in its activities.” He continued, “The investigation did, however establish that the Russian government perceived it would benefit from a Trump presidency and worked to secure that outcome. It also established that the campaign expected it would benefit electorally from information stolen and released through Russian efforts.”
In the words of Robert Mueller, his investigation “established that the [Trump] campaign expected it would benefit electorally from information stolen and released through Russian efforts.”
His words speak volumes, and they should not have been necessary. https://t.co/DtZxD05y4b
— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) July 11, 2020
The former FBI Director then got into the matter of Stone. “When a subject lies to investigators, it strikes at the core of the government’s efforts to find the truth and hold wrongdoers accountable. It may ultimately impede those efforts. Because his sentence has been commuted, he will not go to prison. But his conviction stands.”
Mueller closed his op-ed:
“We made every decision in Stone’s case, as in all our cases, based solely on the facts and the law and in accordance with the rule of law. The women and men who conducted these investigations and prosecutions acted with the highest integrity. Claims to the contrary are false.”