Roger Stone will campaign for the re-election of Donald Trump after the president turns his sentence
Roger Stone says he will campaign for Donald Trump re-election after the President commits his prison sentence and reveals that the ‘serious medical condition’ cited by the White House was asthma
- The White said Stone would ‘face serious medical risk in prison’
- Stone’s lawyers had mentioned the risk of COVID-19, but failed to convince a judge to postpone his conviction, which would have started Tuesday.
- Trump converted Stone’s sentence Friday night
- Stone told Axios that he is “asthmatic” and that the prison would have been a “death sentence.”
- Plans to write a book on the ‘myth of collusion in Russia’ and will ‘do everything’ to help Trump break the law
Roger Stone, an advisor to Donald Trump, says he suffers from asthma that would have caused death if the president had not converted his prison sentence.
“I’m asthmatic,” said Stone. “Sending me to a prison where I couldn’t be socially distant … I think would be a death sentence,” he said. Axios in an interview after the President’s extraordinary intervention in his case.
Trump’s lawyers had cited health concerns in a failed attempt to get the courts to override federal judge Amy Berman Jackson and postpone Stone’s sentence, allegedly beginning Tuesday in a federal prison in Georgia.
Roger Stone shows a victory sign after President Trump commits to 40 months in prison. Stone can be seen Friday night in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He says he is asthmatic
The White House also picked up on the health argument. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany called Stone in an official “statement from the press secretary” a “victim of the Russian hoax.”
She also said that “in prison, Stone would be at serious medical risk.”
In warding off the sentence before Trump’s intervention, Stone’s lawyers complained that Judge Jackson ‘did not take into account the fact that it is not possible for Stone’s medical conditions, which require close monitoring and strict adherence to his doctor’s directions, within a [Bureau of Prisons] facility.’
On Friday night, Stone celebrating his sentence’s conversion, Stone said, “The President saved my life and gave me the opportunity to fight for justification.”
Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone had appealed a U.S. court to revoke the judge’s order to report to Georgian prison on July 14
Stone’s lawyers relied on his health, saying the prison where he should appear has confirmed cases of COVID-19
Stone told Lou Dobbs before the commutation that he wanted to be a “free man” to make sure he was free to “have Donald Trump reelected.”
He explained that vow, saying he plans to write a book and follow one of his own rules: “I will do whatever it takes to choose my candidate unless I break the law. ‘
“I’m going to write a book about this whole ordeal to put the myth of Russian collusion to bed once and for all,” Stone wrote.
Former Special Counsel Mueller defended Stone’s prosecution in a rare Washington Post opinion following Trump’s action.
He called the Russian probe an investigation “of paramount importance” and wrote, “Stone was prosecuted and convicted for committing federal crimes. He remains a convicted criminal, and rightfully so. ‘
Stone was convicted of lying to Congress and witnessed tampering, and was sentenced to 40 months in prison.
Stone predicted that Trump would win re-election because he is a “great communicator,” citing key challenges such as voter fraud, media censorship, and the mainstream media.
The old and dirty impostor has worked on campaign campaigns and defended his prediction by saying, “I know more about it than anyone else.”