‘Roger Stone was treated very unfairly…’
(Liberty Headlines) The mainstream media resurrected former special counsel Robert Mueller to trash Roger Stone in an op-ed, writing that he “remains a convicted felon, and rightly so” despite the president’s decision to commute his prison sentence.
The op-ed in The Washington Post marked Mueller’s first public statement on his investigation since his congressional appearance last July.
Mueller wrote that though he had intended for his team’s work to speak for itself, he felt 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.”
“The Russia investigation was of paramount importance. Stone was prosecuted and convicted because he committed federal crimes. He remains a convicted felon, and rightly so,” Mueller wrote.
Trump as recently as Saturday derided the investigation as a “political witch hunt” and “the Mueller scam.”
Mueller, a former FBI Director, ignored all institutional norms in writing the op-ed.
In his first public statement after the investigation’s conclusion, Mueller said he intended for his 448-page report to speak for itself.
When he later testified to House lawmakers, he was similarly careful not to stray beyond the report’s findings or offer new evidence.
In the months since, Barr assigned a U.S. attorney to investigate the origins of the Russia probe, and the Justice Department moved to dismiss the criminal case against former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn
“We did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired with the Russian government in its activities,” Mueller wrote.
Stone was found guilty last fall of witness tampering, false statements and obstructing a congressional investigation into Russian election interference.
He was sentenced in February to 40 months in prison and was due to surrender on Tuesday, until the president commuted his sentence.
“Roger Stone was treated horribly. Roger Stone was treated very unfairly,” Trump told reporters on Saturday.
Adapted from reporting by the Associated Press.