House Judiciary to consider bills to rein in Trump's pardon power

Remigio Civitarese
Luglio 19, 2020

When ABC's George Stephanopoulos interviewed Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., on Sunday-morning news how "This Week" regarding the recent commutation of Roger Stone's sentence and whether it was yet again another "impeachable offense", Schiff said Republicans failed to stand up for the "rule of law", and that 130,000 Americans would not have died if Trump was removed.

"The first, H.R. 1627, the Abuse of the Pardon Power Prevention Act, will allow us a measure of transparency into the President's power to pardon federal crimes and commute federal sentences", Nadler said.

The other bill involves statute of limitations for possible crimes committed by a president.

What he's saying: "President Trump and his friend Roger Stone did what they said they would do", Nadler wrote. Stone, however, has appealed his conviction and continues to deny any wrongdoing.

"In exchange, President Trump made sure that Stone will never spend a day in prison".

The development follows the White House announcement last week that Trump had granted clemency for Stone, a campaign adviser for his 2016 White House bid who had been sentenced to more than three years in prison in connection with former special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.

Why it matters: The bills come just one week after President Trump commuted the sentence of his longtime associate Roger Stone, who faced 40 months in prison for crimes including obstruction, witness tampering and making false statements to Congress.

Stone was convicted previous year of lying to Congress in connection with its investigation into Moscow's election interference, witness tampering and obstructing an official proceeding. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany issued a statement last week announcing the commutation, painting Stone as "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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