US President Donald Trump has commuted the prison sentence for long-time friend and adviser Roger Stone, who was jailed for lying to Congress during the Russia probe, the White House says.
“Roger Stone has already suffered greatly,” the White House said in a statement.
“He was treated very unfairly, as were many others in this case. Roger Stone is now a free man.”
Stone, 67, was scheduled to report by Tuesday to a federal prison in Jesup, Georgia, to begin serving a sentence of three years and four months for lying under oath to US politicians investigating Russian interference in the 2016 US election.
Following the commutation of his sentence, Stone spoke to reporters outside his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, while wearing a mask with the words “Free Roger Stone”.
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