Trump’s new spy chief has said he once advised the Oscar-winning actor. But a Clooney rep says that’s not true.
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“He was not prosecuted, as some have complained, for standing up for the president. He was prosecuted for covering up for the president,” Judge Amy Berman Jackson declared.
Stone’s pals offered flattering assessments of Trump’s pardons, welcoming the move and praising the president who “uses his clemency powers judiciously and thoughtfully.”
“Somebody overruled [Treasury], essentially,” one sanctions expert said. “That’s the most likely scenario.”
McCabe is out of legal jeopardy almost two years after an Inspector General’s report found he lacked candor when discussing FBI leaks.
Three prosecutors quit Stone’s case, and a fourth left DOJ altogether, after the DOJ said it was “shocked” by their sentencing recommendation.