"That request will be granted".
"President Trump commuted the prison sentence of longtime friend Roger Stone on Friday night, days before Stone was to report to federal prison to serve a sentence for lying to Congress and obstruction of justice", The Washington Times reports.
"As one person noted, it looks like 'The rats are leaving the sinking ship".
"Apparently Mr. Mueller is willing - and also capable - of defending the Mueller investigation", Graham said in his tweet on Sunday. His original sentence called for him to be on supervised released for two years.More news: QC Rapper Lil Marlo Shot Dead in Atlanta
He finally acted after the publication on Saturday of an opinion piece in The Washington Post, in which Mr Mueller defended his work against "broad claims that our investigation was illegitimate and our motives were improper".
A White House statement about the Stone matter denounced the Mueller probe as part of a "witch hunt" by "overzealous prosecutors" looking into what Trump has often called the "Russia hoax".
"He remains a convicted felon, and rightly so", Mr Mueller wrote. In his first public statement after the investigation's conclusion, Mueller said he intended for his 448-page report to speak for itself. "We will have [Attorney General William] Barr come in and tell us about what he found".
Crossfire Hurricane was the code name for the counterintelligence investigation undertaken by the FBI in 2016 and 2017 into possible links between Russian Federation and Trump associates. "He lied about the existence of written communications with his intermediary". He in fact updated senior campaign officials repeatedly about WikiLeaks. "It also established that the campaign expected it would benefit electorally from information stolen and released through Russian efforts".More news: EPL: Sterling hat-trick help Man City defeat Brighton 5-0
Now, Stone told Axios, he's gunning for Trump's second term.
On Friday he tweeted that Mr Trump was justified in commuting Stone's 40-month prison sentence, and that "over time we learn how biased and corrupt Crossfire Hurricane and the Mueller probes were".
He was one of six former Trump associates or advisers to be convicted in the Russian Federation investigation.More news: HK votes on 2nd day of weekend primary