11 Jul 2020

Critics accuse President Trump of abusing the law as he grants clemency to former advisor Roger Stone

Critics have accused President Trump of abusing the rule of law – after he commuted the sentence of his friend Roger Stone just days before he was due to serve a three and a half year term in jail.

The White House condemned “overzealous prosecutors” and claimed Mr Stone had been “treated very unfairly” when he was convicted of obstruction and making false statements, during the investigation into alleged Russian interference with Mr Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.