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Romney accused Trump of corruption after commuting the ex-adviser



WASHINGTON, July 11. Former Republican presidential candidate and now Senator Mitt Romney (Utah) accused US President Donald Trump of “unprecedented and unheard of corruption” on Saturday after he commuted his ex-adviser Roger Stone, sentenced to prison by the court imprisonment for giving false evidence.

"Unprecedented, unprecedented corruption: the American president commits a sentence to a man convicted by jury for giving false evidence to cover up this very president," wrote Romney on Twitter, who was the first Republican to condemn the decision of his party member in the White House.

The head of state made a decision the day before on mitigation of punishment, which would not lead to the removal of Stone’s criminal record, but would protect him from serving a prison term. On Friday evening and Saturday, Democrats sharply criticized the actions of the head of the Washington administration. Thus, the speaker of the House of Representatives of the US Congress Nancy Pelosi (from the state of California) called the mitigation of punishment to Stone "an act of stunning corruption."

On Saturday, Trump substantiated his decision. 
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! " 
the president wrote on Twitter  .


Romney often criticizes Trump's decisions. In February, he partially supported the impeachment of the president initiated by the Democrats.

The Federal District Court for the Metropolitan District of Columbia previously ordered Stone, 67, to appear at the Prison Bureau by July 14 to serve her sentence. The Court of Appeal of Washington on Friday rejected the request of the ex-adviser to the president to postpone the start date of serving the sentence to a later date.

The case of Stone
Stone was detained in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on January 25 last year. He was sentenced on February 20 to three years and four months in prison for false testimony, attempts to interfere with an investigation by the US Congress, and intimidation of a witness. Staff of special prosecutor Robert Muller accused Stone of trying to get materials stolen from hackers from WikiLeaks that could harm Trump’s rival in the 2016 election, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

US intelligence agencies are accusing Russia of interfering in the US electoral process in 2016. For almost two years, the former head of the FBI, Muller, has been investigating these alleged attempts at influence. On April 18, 2019, the U.S. Justice Department released its final report, in which the special prosecutor admitted that he did not reveal a conspiracy of Trump who won the election with the Russian Federation. Trump himself repeatedly rejected suspicions of any unlawful contacts with Russian officials during the presidential campaign. Moscow also called baseless allegations of attempts to influence the course of US elections.

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