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How problematic is Trump’s Roger Stone commutation? Just ask William Barr.

How problematic is Trump’s Roger Stone commutation? Just ask William Barr.
Monday 13
20:50 2020

Barr made his extraordinary intervention in the Stone case in February, watering down a tough sentencing recommendation that Trump had criticized. The move filled out a picture of an attorney general repeatedly injecting himself in ways that protected Trump and his allies. AD But then Trump commuted Stone’s sentence Friday, meaning the number of years Stone received didn’t even wind up mattering. And The Washington Post and others are reporting that Trump did this despite the counsel of Barr, who earlier in the week labeled Stone’s prosecution “righteous." AD Why exactly Barr counseled against this isn’t known, but there are ...

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Summary: Barr said in his confirmation hearing in the past year that a president couldn't give a pardon in exchange for someone promising not to incriminate them.

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