[WATCH] Trump Commuted Roger Stone’s Sentence To “Shut Him Up” According To Hillary Clinton
The Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was a guest on Joy Reid’s show on MSNBC where they discussed an array of topics, including, the commuting of Roger Stone’s sentence by President Trump. Stone was convicted on the charge of lying to Congress about his knowledge of Clinton’s hacked emails with were released by Wikileaks. Russia is accused of committing the hack and Stone was arrested as a part of the Robert Mueller investigation. Before the discussion went further, Reid played a past clip of Trump seemingly asking Russia to find Hillary Clinton’s emails and then asked Clinton for her feelings about Stone’s commutation.
Clinton was very frank about her thoughts on the matter. She said, “Well, I think it’s pretty clear that Stone threatened him. He probably threatened him privately, but he also threatened him publicly about what he would say if he had to go to prison, and this is a continuation of the cover-up. It’s an ongoing cover-up, that Trump and Stone are two of the major participants trying to prevent us from knowing all of the details about what they actually did in 2016. Some of it was very public. I mean, asking Russia in public, to interfere in American elections, but some of it was clandestine, behind the scenes, sending messages, the kinds of things we know about and, I think, much more. So, what he did was to use the awesome power of commutation as part of the pardon power of the president, to basically shut up Roger Stone, so that Roger Stone would not spill any more beans about what actually happened, and how much Donald Trump actually knew.”
Many agree with Clinton that Trump is covering up something with Stone. Many still believe that Trump is in bed with Russia, although proof of this has not surfaced. Congress has been trying to get a look at Robert Mueller’s evidence that has not been revealed but they have been blocked by the Supreme Court until after the election in November. It is anyone’s guess what the evidence is but if it does show collusion between Trump and Russia there could be charges filed once Trump is no longer President.