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National Review Editorial Decries Trump's ‘Indefensible' Commutation of Roger Stone's Sentence

Added 07-13-20 09:34:03am EST - “President Donald Trump's commutation of Roger Stone's sentence was "indefensible" ?" according to the editors of the National Review.” - Mediaite.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Mediaite.com: “National Review Editorial Decries Trump's 'Indefensible' Commutation of Roger Stone's Sentence”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President Donald Trump’s commutation of Roger Stone’s sentence was “indefensible” — according to the editors of the National Review.

In a piece published Sunday afternoon, the editors for the conservative outlet denounced the commutation.

“The timing, late on Friday, suggests internal embarrassment over the move, and we wish there were more,” the editors wrote.

The National Review – a conservative thought beacon since its inception in the mid-1950s — has not always seen eye-to-eye with the Trump White House, having notably criticized the administration on many occasions. This editorial, though, was particularly searing — taking direct shots at the president.

Editors painted Stone as an utter buffoon, writing, “Never before has an alleged spy been such a fatuous figure and ridiculous braggart.”

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