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Roger Stone thanked Trump for pardon during exchange at West Palm Beach club

Roger Stone thanked Trump for pardon during exchange at West Palm Beach club
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Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneWould Trump have gotten away with a self-pardon? History will never know Trump's pardons harshly criticized by legal experts Presidential pardons need to go MORE thanked President TrumpDonald TrumpSchumer: Impeachment trial will be quick, doesn't need a lot of witnesses Nurse to be tapped by Biden as acting surgeon general: report Schumer calls for Biden to declare climate emergency MORE in person for granting him a full pardon during a brief meeting at the president’s golf club in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Sunday evening.

Stone told The Hill that he saw Trump “in passing” and that he and his wife, Nydia Stone, each “thanked him for correcting the injustice of the Soviet-style show trial I was subjected to.”

Roger Stone declined to comment further beyond a statement he released on the pardon last week.

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The Daily Mail also reported on photos Stone posted on Parler showing him engaging with Trump at the club. 

Trump spent Sunday evening at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach after signing the $2.3 trillion government funding and coronavirus relief package. The president is currently on a regular holiday stay at his Mar-A-Lago resort.

Stone, a longtime friend and political adviser to Trump, was convicted by a jury in Washington, D.C., on seven counts that included obstructing a congressional investigation, witness tampering and lying to investigators as part of former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerWhy a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump MORE’s investigation.

Stone had been sentenced to more than three years in prison, but Trump commuted his sentence in July, days before he was set to report to jail.

Trump on Wednesday evening granted Stone a full pardon. Trump also recently pardoned four other individuals convicted in Mueller’s investigation, including Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortWould Trump have gotten away with a self-pardon? History will never know Trump's pardons harshly criticized by legal experts Presidential pardons need to go MORE, his former campaign chairman, and Michael Flynn, his former national security adviser.

The Mueller investigation ensnared six of Trump’s associates and dogged the president’s first term in office. Trump regularly complains about the probe, describing it as a “witch hunt.”

Trump issued dozens of pardons last week with roughly a month left in the White House, though he continues to refuse to accept Joe BidenJoe BidenBudowsky: A Biden-McConnell state of emergency summit DC might win US House vote if it tries Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman inks deal with IMG Models MORE as the president-elect.