Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneCheney warns of consequences for Trump in dealings with Jan. 6 committee Trump, Jan. 6 panel are set for Tuesday faceoff Countering the ongoing Republican delusion MORE thanked President TrumpDonald TrumpBaldwin calls Trump criticism following 'Rust' shooting 'surreal' Haley hits the stump in South Carolina Mary Trump files to dismiss Trump's lawsuit over NYT tax story 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.
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) MuellerAn unquestioning press promotes Rep. Adam Schiff's book based on Russia fiction Senate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG 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 ManafortCountering the ongoing Republican delusion Yellen should utilize the resources available before pushing new regulations Huawei paid Tony Podesta 0K for White House lobbying 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 BidenManchin to vote to nix Biden's vaccine mandate for larger businesses Congress averts shutdown after vaccine mandate fight Senate cuts deal to clear government funding bill MORE as the president-elect.