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Sat Jul 11, 2020, 11:55 PM

Debunking 12 lies and falsehoods from the White House statement on Roger Stone's commutation

https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/10/politics/fact-check-white-house-statement-roger-stone-commutation/index.html

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump commuted the prison sentence of his longtime friend and political adviser Roger Stone on Friday, days before Stone was required to begin his 40-month prison term for lying to Congress about the Trump campaign's ties to WikiLeaks.

The extraordinary act of clemency was announced by White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany. She released a lengthy statement that was littered with lies and false claims about the Russia investigation, special counsel Robert Mueller and the details of Stone's legal case.
Stone was convicted in November of lying to Congress, obstructing its inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and threatening a witness who could have exposed his lies. The commutation erases Stone's prison sentence -- but the guilty verdicts remain on the books.
Here's a breakdown of 12 baseless claims from the White House statement.

STATEMENT FROM THE PRESS SECRETARY REGARDING EXECUTIVE GRANT OF CLEMENCY FOR ROGER STONE, JR.

"Today, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Grant of Clemency commuting the unjust sentence of Roger Stone, Jr. 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."

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Reply Debunking 12 lies and falsehoods from the White House statement on Roger Stone's commutation (Original post)
Nevilledog Jul 11 OP
RainCaster Jul 12 #1
Nevilledog Jul 12 #2
Midnight Writer Jul 12 #6
Laelth Jul 12 #3
captain queeg Jul 12 #4
Nevilledog Jul 12 #5

Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 12:05 AM

1. Only 12?

I miss the days when we had honest people in the White House.

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 12:07 AM

2. Right?

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 12:58 AM

6. Give them a break. It's a weekend, and the Boss is out of the office.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 12:08 AM

3. "Littered with lies"

Kudos to CNN for doing their job (telling the American people the truth).



-Laelth

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 12:44 AM

4. I don't see the need to use the term falsehoods. Lies are lies.

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Response to captain queeg (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 12:45 AM

5. That's a pet peeve of mine. We know you mean lie...just say it!

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