Saturday morning Utah Senator Mitt Romney was the first congressional Republicans so far to commute his longtime partner Roger Stone against President Donald Trump sentence decision Friday evening. Stone was sentenced to 40 months in prison for various crimes, including the lies to Congress and tried to obstruct the investigation of the Congress of Russian interference in the 2016 elections. “Unprecedented, the old corruption: an American president commutes the sentence of a convicted by a jury convicted person has that much to protect the president,” Romney tweeted Saturday morning. The President’s announcement that he would switch Stone sentence came just days before the Republican political operative entering prison has been set. Last November, a jury found Stone guilty collected all seven counts against him, even during the presidential elections of 2016 to Congress on attempts to contact Wikileaks are. E ‘was also guilty of witness tampering and hindering a found a congressional investigation. In a statement the decision to defend the president, the White House said “Roger Stone is a victim of the hoax that left Russia and their allies in the media for years in an attempt to perpetuate undermine Trump presidency.” Stein President and Trump have known each other for over 30 years. The famous Republican operative helped advise first love story with President Trump in late 1990 for the office of President and later advised his presidential candidacy 2016. During the 2016 election cycle Stone Contact WikiLeaks tried to get messages violated the email, he believed violated could then democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and then to Congress on falsehood attempts, the prosecution alleged in his indictment. This is not the first time, Senator Romney with his party over President Trump actions broke. In January, Romney agreed charge against him raised the President on the second subject of the charges: abuse of power. Romney was just to Senate Republicans that way.
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