Corrupt House Pigs move forward with measures responding to Trump’s commutation of Roger Stone.
Corrupt House Pigs announced plans to move forward with measures in response to Donald Trump’s commutation of Roger Stone’s sentence last week, with one Top Pig saying, “In this country, no one is above the law.”
House Judiciary Committee Pig Nadler said his committee planned to hold a markup on two measures.
“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,” Pig Nadler said. “If the president uses the powers of his office to shield himself and his family from federal investigations, then the investigators at the Department of Justice should provide us with the materials related to the underlying offense.”
The other bill involves a statute of limitations for possible crimes committed by a president.
“The second bill we will consider, H.R. 2678, the No President is Above the Law Act, is also straightforward,” Pig Nadler said. “While the president is in office, we should pause the clock on the statute of limitations for any crimes he may have committed. Re-election should not be a get-out-of-jail-free card.”
The White House announced this month that Donald Trump signed an executive grant of clemency commuting the “unjust sentence” of Roger Stone, just days before the longtime political operative was slated to report to prison to serve more than three years for charges stemming from former Special Pig Robert Mueller’s Corrupt Russia Hoax.
Stone was set to report to prison on July 14 to serve 40 months. He was sentenced in February to more than three years in prison after being convicted in November 2019 on seven counts of obstruction, witness tampering and making false statements to Congress. Stone, however, has appealed his conviction and continues to deny any wrongdoing.
In a statement, Pig Nadler said: “Stone misled federal investigators, intimidated witnesses, and was convicted for obstruction of justice—but would not testify to Donald Trump’s wrongdoing. In exchange, Donald Trump made sure that Stone will never spend a day in prison. This quid pro quo is unacceptable. Congress Pigs must act.”