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Roger Stone’s Case Officially Ends

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Roger Stone, after serving as an adviser on President Trump’s 2016 campaign, was charged and found guilty on seven counts, which included witness tampering and false statements to Congress regarding his connection to WikiLeaks, and in particular, their hack of Democrats’ emails.  These charges led to an early morning FBI raid on Stone’s house in Florida in January 2019.  Stone was then sentenced to serve 40 months in prison this February.  Stone’s conviction was a result of Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.  

President Trump commuted Stone’s sentence, which is different from a presidential pardon.  As a result, Stone appealed the case in order to formally dismiss all charges against him.  But this week, Stone moved to drop the appeal, and today, The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals granted his request.  This marks the end of Stone’s case.  Amanda Himes, a deputy clerk, stated, “Upon consideration of appellant’s unopposed motion to dismiss this appeal and the affidavit in support thereof, it is ORDERED that the motion be granted and this case be dismissed.”

In a statement to the website, Stone said “It is time for me to move on with my life with my family, friends, and supporters. I regret not going forward with the appeal to fully expose all that happened, with the hope that by doing so, I could help prevent it from happening to anyone else ever again; but I had to decide based on what is best for me and my family.” 

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