Trump retweets petition in support of pardoning Roger Stone

Over 400,000 have signed the petition

Updated: June 27, 2020 - 8:17pm

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President Trump on Saturday retweeted a petition calling for the pardoning of Roger Stone, a sign that the president may be moving toward intervening on behalf of his former campaign adviser. 

Stone in November was convicted of multiple crimes including lying to investigators and obstruction of justice, charges that arose during the Mueller investigation into the possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign during the 2016 elections.

Trump has in the past expressed sympathy for Stone, who worked on the campaign for a brief period in 2015. Stone is set to go to prison in mid July to serve a roughly 3-year sentence, after a judge on Friday delayed the start for two weeks over health issues.

Over 400,000 people have signed the call to pardon Stone. Hundreds of thousands flocked to the petition after Trump's retweet. 

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