With No Pardon From Trump, Roger Stone Gets an Extra Two Weeks to Report to Prison
Roger Stone, who was sentenced to 40 months in prison back in April, has done everything he can to avoid his punishment. He has pleaded his case on Tucker Carlson’s show. He has also said that he shouldn’t be in jail due to COVID-19 concerns.
But until Donald Trump actually takes the time to pardon his former adviser, Stone will be going to jail. The former adviser had requested an additional two months to report to prison. He got a slight reprieve from Judge Amy Berman Jackson on Friday, though, as she gave him an extra two weeks to report.
Berman-Jackson issued an order that read:
“This will address the defendant’s stated medical concerns during the current increase of reported cases in Florida, and Broward County in particular, and it will respect and protect the health of other inmates who share defendant’s anxiety over the potential introduction and spread of the virus at this now-unaffected facility.”
A pardon could be coming from the President, though. In early June, Trump replied to a tweet from Charlie Kirk, “No. Roger was a victim of a corrupt and illegal Witch Hunt, one which will go down as the greatest political crime in history. He can sleep well at night!”
No. Roger was a victim of a corrupt and illegal Witch Hunt, one which will go down as the greatest political crime in history. He can sleep well at night! https://t.co/HHg24tcZrx
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2020