President Donald Trump on Tuesday told The Palm Beach Post that he hasn't considered pardoning longtime Republican political operative Roger Stone, who was convicted of witness tampering and making false statements to Congress.
"Pardon him? Well, I haven't thought of it," Trump told the Post following a teleconference at his Mar-a-Lago resort with service members worldwide. "I think it's very tough what they did to Roger Stone compared to what they do to other people, on their side."
Stone was convicted in November on all seven counts against him, which included witness tampering, making false statements, and obstruction. His sentencing is scheduled for February 6, 2020.
Although Trump has repeatedly said that Stone did not work for or with his campaign, Stone did reportedly attempt to work with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on releasing the emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 election.
"You know Roger Stone was not involved in my campaign in any way other than the very, very beginning before I think, long before I announced a little bit," Trump added.
Stone, Trump said, "got hit very hard as did General [Michael] Flynn," Trump's former national security adviser, "as did a lot of other people who got hit very, very hard and now they're finding out it was all a big hoax. They're finding out it was a horrible thing. We were spied on, my campaign was spied on. And again, Roger Stone was not a part of it, the campaign."
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