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Top Democrats react to Trump granting Roger Stone clemency calling it an abuse of power

Added 07-11-20 12:14:01am EST - “"Through this act, Trump is saying: 'If you lie for me, if you cover up for me, if you obstruct for me, I will protect you,'" Rep. Adam Schiff said.” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “Top Democrats react to Trump granting Roger Stone clemency calling it an abuse of power”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Top Democrats reacted swiftly after President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of Republican strategist Roger Stone.

On Friday, Rep. Adam Schiff told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, that decision is another "attack on the rule of law."

"There are two systems of justice now in America, one for criminal friends of the president like Michael Flynn and now Roger Stone and one for everybody else," Schiff said. 

"Through this act, Trump is saying: 'If you lie for me, if you cover up for me, if you obstruct for me, I will protect you,'" he wrote in a tweet. 

Sen. Kamala Harris contrasted Stone's clemency with the fact that police officers who shot and killed Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky, in March have not been arrested. 

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