Toomey Statement on the Commutation of Roger Stone

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey

ALLENTOWN, PA — U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) released the following statement regarding President Trump’s decision to commute the sentence of Roger Stone:

“The president clearly has the legal and constitutional authority to grant clemency for federal crimes. However, this authority should be used judiciously and very rarely by any president.

“While I understand the frustration with the badly flawed Russia-collusion investigation, in my view, commuting Roger Stone’s sentence is a mistake.

“He was duly convicted of lying to Congress, witness tampering, and obstructing a congressional investigation conducted by a Republican-led committee.

“Earlier this week Attorney General Bill Barr stated he thought Mr. Stone’s prosecution was ‘righteous’ and ‘appropriate’ and the sentence he received was ‘fair.’

“Any objections to Mr. Stone’s conviction and trial should be resolved through the appeals process.”

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john hansen
john hansen
July 13, 2020 11:29 am

How about making a statement on Harmeet Dhillon, the terrorist freed by Obman?

Last edited 9 months ago by john hansen