Roger Stone Makes Direct Plea For Trump Pardon: ‘Save My Life!’
The day after he asked the court to delay the start of his sentencing, Roger Stone made a direct plea to President Trump for a pardon, according to Law & Crime.
- In a text to Bloomberg News, Stone said, “I want the president to know that I have exhausted all my legal remedies and that only an act of clemency will provide justice in my case and save my life!”
- Last November, Stone was convicted for obstruction of justice, witness tampering, and lying to Congress.
- Federal prosecutors claim Stone lied to protect Trump.
- Stone’s attorneys filed documents asking the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit to delay his sentencing by 51 days. Judge Amy Berman Jackson previously delayed his sentencing by 14 days to July 14. However, Stone’s attorney’s argued that her extension “failed to address the evidence that Stone provided that demonstrates that he is at considerable risk from serious health consequences, including death, if his surrender date is not extended until September 3.”
- Stone claims his trial was poisoned by widespread “misconduct.” He said, “I want to live long enough for my appeal to be heard because my appeal will expose the misconduct of the judge, the misconduct of the jury forewoman, the misconduct of at least one other juror and the criminal misconduct of the prosecutors; therefore I am highly confident of exoneration on appeal.”
- Trump hinted last month that he might intervene on Stone’s behalf, tweeting: “Roger was a victim of a corrupt and illegal Witch Hunt, one which will go down as the greatest political crime in history. He can sleep well at night!”