Donald Trump's former adviser Roger Stone will avoid jail time after the president commuted the 67-year-old’s prison sentence. He had been due to serve 40 months for the crimes of lying to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering. His conviction was linked to a justice department investigation into allegations that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election. But Mr Trump said that Stone, the sixth of his associates to be found guilty on charges linked to the probe, had been the victim of a "hoax."
July 11, 2020