Stone drops court appeal to felony convictions in Russia probe

President Trump in July commuted Stone sentence on the seven convictions

Updated: August 18, 2020 - 8:38am

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Former Trump adviser Roger Stone on Monday dropped his appeal to seven felony convictions related to the federal government’s Russia collusion investigation. 

The request was submitted by Stone’s lawyers to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, about one month after President Trump commuted his 40-month prison sentence.

“My attorneys have convinced me that the odds of victory were slim," Stone wrote on his website. It is time for me to move on with my life with my family, friends, and supporters.”

He also wrote that he regretted not going forward with the appeal to “fully expose all that happened” and to perhaps prevent it from happening to anyone else again.

A jury convicted Stone in November 2019 on charges of witness tampering and lying to and obstructing Congress in connection with the investigation into whether the 2016 Trump campaign colluded with Russia to influence the outcome of the investigation.

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