President Donald Trump commuted the prison sentence of political operative and former adviser Roger Stone on Friday, ending a saga four years in the making.
Stone, 67, was set to report to prison on Tuesday after the Justice Department said this week it supported a judge’s decision to send him to a facility in Jesup, Georgia, despite concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. Stone said underlying medical conditions including asthma made the prospect a “death sentence.”
District Judge Amy Jackson Berman sentenced Stone in February to 40 months in prison on seven counts related to misleading Congress and the FBI during investigations into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Stone suggested in interviews and on other