Convicted felon Roger Stone is now a free man, thanks to Trump

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Roger Stone, a longtime friend and adviser of U.S. President Donald Trump, reacts after Trump commuted his federal prison sentence, outside his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S. July 10, 2020. Credit: REUTERS/Joe Skipper/File Photo.

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Also, Michael Cohen returned to jail last week — apparently over a dispute involving a tell-all book he’s writing about Trump.

And late Friday, President Trump commuted the prison sentence of his longtime advisor Roger Stone. Stone had been sentenced to about three years in prison — as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. 

“We have never seen a president basically dangle pardons and dangle commutations, and do it in a way that thwarts investigations,” says Loyola Law Professor Jessica Levinson.

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Guest:
Jessica Levinson - Professor, LMU's Loyola Law School in Los Angeles - @LevinsonJessica

Host:
Madeleine Brand

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Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski, Angie Perrin