You can always expect Utah Sen. Mitt Romney to be at the forefront of any campaign against President Donald Trump, but this time he is leading it.
The former Massachusetts governor and Republican presidential candidate who had his clock cleaned by former President Obama, led the charge against the president after he commuted the sentence of former advisor Roger Stone.
“Unprecedented, historic corruption: an American president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying to shield that very president,” he said in a tweet on Saturday, Time Magazine reported.
Unprecedented, historic corruption: an American president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying to shield that very president.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) July 11, 2020
The President’s announcement that he would commute Stone’s sentence came just a few days before the Republican political operative was set to enter prison.
Last November, a jury found Stone guilty of all seven counts brought against him, including lying to Congress about his attempts to contact WikiLeaks during the 2016 presidential election. He was also found guilty of witness tampering and obstructing a Congressional investigation.
“Today, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Grant of Clemency commuting the unjust sentence of Roger Stone, Jr,” The White House said in a statement.
“Roger Stone is a victim of the Russia Hoax that the Left and its allies in the media perpetuated for years in an attempt to undermine the Trump Presidency. There was never any collusion between the Trump Campaign, or the Trump Administration, with Russia. Such collusion was never anything other than a fantasy of partisans unable to accept the result of the 2016 election. The collusion delusion spawned endless and farcical investigations, conducted at great taxpayer expense, looking for evidence that did not exist.
“As it became clear that these witch hunts would never bear fruit, the Special Counsel’s Office resorted to process-based charges leveled at high-profile people in an attempt to manufacture the false impression of criminality lurking below the surface. These charges were the product of recklessness borne of frustration and malice.
“This is why the out-of-control Mueller prosecutors, desperate for splashy headlines to compensate for a failed investigation, set their sights on Mr. Stone. Roger Stone is well known for his nearly 50 years of work as a consultant for high-profile Republican politicians, including President Ronald Reagan, Senator Bob Dole, and many others. He is also well known for his outspoken support for President Donald J. Trump and opposition to Hillary Clinton,” it said.
As the statement noted, Stone was charged with conduct that occurred during an investigation that should not have happened to begin with.
As part of the Deep State, Sen. Romney wants to see President Trump and his allies punished for the crime of winning an election.
The Utah senator is and has always been a RINO (Republican In Name Only) and a turncoat. He proved that when he voted to impeach the president.
His stance on Stone is not a surprise. It is in line with his cowardice.