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Russia probe special counsel Robert Mueller defends prosecution of Roger Stone after Trump commutation

Added 07-11-20 10:04:03pm EST - “Robert Mueller defended his prosecution of Roger Stone Saturday in a rare public statement after President Donald Trump commuted Stone's prison sentence. The special counsel in the Russia probe made no apologies for holding Stone…” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “Russia probe special counsel Robert Mueller defends prosecution of Roger Stone after Trump commutation”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Robert Mueller defended his prosecution of Roger Stone Saturday in a rare public statement after President Donald Trump commuted Stone’s prison sentence.

The special counsel in the Russia probe made no apologies for holding Stone to account for lying to cover up his actions to protect Trump from scrutiny in the explosive investigation.

“Stone was prosecuted and convicted because he committed federal crimes. He remains a convicted felon, and rightly so,” Mueller wrote in a Washington Post opinion piece.

Mueller pushed back strongly against claims by Trump and his allies that his investigation was a “witch hunt” and that Stone was railroaded.

“I feel compelled to respond both to broad claims that our investigation was illegitimate and our motives were improper, and to specific claims that Roger Stone was a victim of our office,” Mueller said.

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