Just days before Roger Stone was set to begin his prison death sentence over process crimes in the Robert Mueller Witch Hunt, President Trump finally commuted Stone’s sentence. Roger is a free man, out from under liberal Judge Amy Berman Jackson’s jackbooted control.
It will be interesting in the coming days to be able to finally hear from Roger on how this railroading trial and persecution happened. We’ve only had third-hand accounts of the trial to date, because the judge restricted Roger Stone’s First Amendment right to talk about the case. Meanwhile, you know that President Trump has done something right by the way his enemies have reacted.
Since Trump’s enemies are going ballistic, it’s worth remembering a couple of things. Pardoning or granting clemency is a presidential power that has never been challenged or limited in the history of our nation. There’s nothing remarkable, unusual or unprecedented in Trump commuting Roger Stone’s sentence. Every single president, dating back to George Washington, has exercised the pardon power of the Executive branch.
And it’s not like Trump did anything sneaky or unexpected. Bill Clinton, for example, pardoned a domestic communist terrorist named Susan Rosenberg. Clinton did this on the morning of January 20, 2001 – on the morning of the day of George W. Bush’s inauguration. It was Clinton’s last official act as president, before he snuck out the door.
Susan Rosenberg was a member of the radical “May 19” communist organization. She was also affiliated with the Black Liberation Army, Weather Underground and other terrorist organizations that Democrat baby boomers are still enamored with to this day. Rosenberg was believed to have supplied some of the weapons used in the Brinks armored car robbery in 1981 that killed two police officers and a security guard. She was finally sent to prison, when apprehended, for weapons and explosives charges.
And as Tucker Carlson reported last week on Fox News, convicted terrorist Susan Rosenberg – who would still be in prison today if not for Bill Clinton – is one of the behind-the-scenes terrorist leaders of Black Lives Matter.
But let’s get all blustery about how America is in danger because of Roger Stone being a free man today!
Senator Pierre Delecto of Utah (who sometimes appears publicly under the name of “Mitt Romney”) raged against the Roger Stone commutation:
“Unprecedented, historic corruption: an American president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying to shield that very president.”
Oh, dear, really unprecedented, Pierre.
To put things into comparison, President Trump has now commuted the sentences of 11 individuals after nearly four years in office. Barack Obama pardoned or commuted the sentences of 1,927 people. Other than killing Shia and Baathist Muslim children in drone strikes in countries that America is not at war with, on behalf of Obama’s Wahabi Sunni masters in Saudi Arabia, commuting the sentences of convicted felons was Barack Obama’s second-favorite activity. He commuted a sentence every other day for the entire eight years that he was in office. Just three days before Donald Trump was sworn in as the new president, Obama commuted the sentence of notorious FALN terrorist Oscar Rivera.
Rivera was serving a 55-year prison sentence for a seditious conspiracy to overthrow the US government back when Ronald Reagan was president. Much like Susan Rosenberg, Rivera used armed robbery to pay for his terrorist activities and was also sentenced for possession of explosives and plotting to blow up government buildings.
But tell us more about how this Roger Stone fellow deserved to die in prison for misremembering details in an email that he had written three years previously!
Like many people, I wondered why Trump didn’t offer Stone a full pardon. Unlike many people, I actually went and looked up the difference between a pardon and a commuted sentence. The difference between the two is that a pardon is only issued after a person has finished their prison sentence. It declares them “Not guilty” and expunges their record, but a pardon is only applicable after the person has been punished. A commutation of sentence lets a person off the hook for “time served,” so that was totally appropriate in Stone’s case.
Like many Americans, I breathed a sigh of relief that Roger Stone wasn’t going to end up in prison over the phony Russian collusion hoax. At Stone’s age, that likely would have been a death sentence. Stone tried to appeal the beginning of his sentence because coronavirus is rampaging through the prison he was about to be sent to (and of course, the judge denied that appeal).
So, Roger Stone is off the hook. And just in time for the election! I hope the Trump campaign has a position available for Roger Stone – because I hear he does good work!