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House Democrats are livid that President Donald Trump dared to commute the sentence for Roger Stone on Friday.
As we reported earlier, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that she would try to take action on legislation to make sure that no President can pardon anyone “if the crime that the person is in jail for is one that is caused by protecting the President, which this was.”
This of course is a ridiculous response since there was no underlying “crime,” there was never any Russia collusion, as the White House pointed out.
From Fox News:
[T]he White House said the president had commuted the sentence “in light of the egregious facts and circumstances surrounding his unfair prosecution, arrest, and trial.”
“Roger Stone is a victim of the Russia Hoax that the Left and its allies in the media perpetuated for years in an attempt to undermine the Trump Presidency,” White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement Friday night. “There was never any collusion between the Trump Campaign, or the Trump Administration, with Russia. Such collusion was never anything other than a fantasy of partisans unable to accept the result of the 2016 election.”
The White House also cited medical risk as a reason for the commutation, given Stone’s age and the coronavirus pandemic.
It’s also the president’s Constitutional right to pardon and Pelosi isn’t going to get a Constitutional amendment passed.
That really isn’t going to go anywhere.
So now House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler (D-NY) is trying to go back to their most common move – start yet another investigation to try to get Trump.
Nadler promised to launch an “aggressive investigation” into the commutation.
In a statement, both Nadler and House Oversight Committee Chair Carolyn Maloney, D-NY, said they intend to seek “an immediate briefing from the White House Counsel on the circumstances surrounding Roger Stone’s commutation.”
“In addition, the Department of Justice should release grand jury materials related to Roger Stone and his communications with the President,” the statement said.
But Trump was spitting fire back at them and called them out.
“Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
Roger Stone was targeted by an illegal Witch Hunt that never should have taken place. It is the other side that are criminals, including Biden and Obama, who spied on my campaign – AND GOT CAUGHT!”
At what point do they stop already? They will make a crime of something he clearly has the power to do, but they don’t care about reality. As we pointed out earlier, they didn’t have a lot to say when Bill Clinton was actually pardoning his brother or Susan McDougal who was held in contempt over refusing to respond as to whether Clinton lied about Whitewater.