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Pelosi Statement on Trump Commuting Sentence of Campaign Advisor Roger Stone

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after President Trump commuted the sentence of Trump campaign advisor Roger Stone, who was convicted on seven counts including lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstruction:

“President Trump’s decision to commute the sentence of top campaign advisor Roger Stone, who could directly implicate him in criminal misconduct, is an act of staggering corruption. 

“Congress will take action to prevent this type of brazen wrongdoing.  Legislation is needed to ensure that no President can pardon or commute the sentence of an individual who is engaged in a cover-up campaign to shield that President from criminal prosecution.

“Roger Stone’s seven felony crimes, which include lying to Congress and witness tampering, constitute grave crimes.  All who commit these illegal acts should be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law. 

“This decision and Trump’s many other acts of corruption point to the urgency of electing a President in November who will respect the Constitution, the rule of law and the will of the American people.”

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