Political operative Roger Stone, whose prison sentence was commuted by President Donald Trump just days before it was set to begin, finally was freed to speak out against those who he said have destroyed his life.
“I really do believe that those who are trying to undo this president, those who are trying to destroy me, trying to destroy [former National Security Adviser] Michael Flynn—who’s a very good man and great American patriot war hero—I do believe they’re satanic,” Stone told Just The News’s “The Pod’s Honest Truth” on Wednesday, July 15. “I don’t believe that any of these people involved in my prosecution are really believers in God.”
Stone was sentenced in February to more than three years in prison after being convicted in November 2019 of obstruction, witness tampering, and making false statements to Congress in relation to FBI special counsel Robert Mueller’s now-debunked Russia investigation. He has appealed his conviction and denied any wrongdoing.
The White House announced Stone’s commutation last Friday, saying that he “is a victim of the Russia Hoax that the Left and its allies in the media perpetuated for years in an attempt to undermine the Trump Presidency.”
“These charges were the product of recklessness borne of frustration and malice,” the administration stated.
Stone said Mueller’s prosecutors “were not honest” and they wanted him to “lie, to bear false witness against the president in return for some kind of leniency,” reported Just The News.
“I know of no illegal or inappropriate actions by the president whatsoever. They went through every email, every text message, and every phone call. There is no evidence to the contrary,” he said.
House Democrats reacted furiously to the president’s decision to commute Stone’s prison sentence, demanding an investigation and even legislation to prevent future such commutations.
“President Trump’s decision to commute the sentence of top campaign adviser Roger Stone, who could directly implicate him in criminal misconduct, is an act of staggering corruption,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), said in a statement.
“Legislation is needed to ensure that no president can pardon or commute the sentence of an individual who is engaged in a coverup campaign to shield that president from criminal prosecution,” she added.
Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY.) the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, promised that the committee would launch an “aggressive investigation” into the commutation.
A jury found Roger Stone guilty. By commuting his sentence, President Trump has infected our judicial system with partisanship and cronyism and attacked the rule of law. @HouseJudiciary will conduct an aggressive investigation into this brazen corruption.https://t.co/saCTTljLAR
— Rep. Nadler (@RepJerryNadler) July 11, 2020
Stone, 67, who decided earlier this year to follow Jesus, said he will leave vengeance in the hands of God.
“In the old days, I would have wanted revenge, I would have wanted to take revenge against every one of them,” he said. “But now I realize that vengeance is God’s; it’s not mine … they will get their just due. They will get it from a vengeful God. … He knows who the bad guys are. I don’t have to worry about it anymore because it’s in His hands.”