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Schiff: 'Anyone who cares about the rule of law in this country is nauseated' by Stone sentence commutation

Schiff: 'Anyone who cares about the rule of law in this country is nauseated' by Stone sentence commutation
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House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffOVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Trump pardons Flynn | Lawmakers lash out at decision | Pentagon nixes Thanksgiving dining hall meals due to COVID-19 Democratic impeachment leaders blast Trump's pardon of Flynn Trump pardons Michael Flynn MORE (D-Calif.) on Sunday said President TrumpDonald John TrumpUSAID administrator tests positive for COVID-19 Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams among nominees for Time magazine's 2020 Person of the Year DOJ appeals ruling preventing it from replacing Trump in E. Jean Carroll defamation lawsuit MORE's decision to commute the sentence of his former adviser, Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneOVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Trump pardons Flynn | Lawmakers lash out at decision | Pentagon nixes Thanksgiving dining hall meals due to COVID-19 Democratic impeachment leaders blast Trump's pardon of Flynn Mueller prosecutor says next attorney general should investigate Trump MORE, "should be offensive to you if you care about rule of law and you care about justice."

 

"I think anyone who cares about the rule of law in this country is nauseated by the fact that the president has commuted the sentence of someone who willfully lied to Congress, covered up for the president, intimidated witnesses, obstructed the investigation," Schiff said  on ABC's "This Week."

"It shouldn't matter whether you're a Democrat or Republican,  this should be offensive to you if you care about rule of law and you care about justice," he said.

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 Schiff added: "The president through this commutation is saying if you lie for me, if you cover up for me, if you have my back, then I will make sure you get a get out of jail free card. Other Americans, different standard. Friends of the president, accomplices of the president, they get off scot free."

Trump on Friday commuted Stone's sentence, just days before he was set to report to prison.

Stone was one of six Trump associates to be charged in connection with special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russia.

He was convicted in November by a jury in Washington, D.C., of all counts he faced, including lying to Congress in connection with its separate investigation into Russian interference, witness tampering and obstructing an official proceeding.