Donald Trump hints at pardons for Paul Manafort, General Flynn and Roger Stone – as Stone says serving time amid the coronavirus pandemic is ‘essentially a death sentence’

20200419 235819 President Trump hinted at pardons for Roger Stone and Paul Manafort. Michael Avenatti and Michael Cohen have both been sent home during the pandemic. Manafort remains in prison.
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President Trump hinted at pardons for Roger Stone and Paul Manafort. Michael Avenatti and Michael Cohen have both been sent home during the pandemic. Manafort remains in prison.

aaccording to dailymail

  • President Trump hinted that pardons for his associates Paul Manafort and Roger Stone could be on the table 
  • ‘You’ll find out what I’m going to do,’ he told DailyMail.com at Sunday’s White House press briefing 
  • On Fox News Channel Friday, Stone said that if he headed to prison in the next few weeks it was ‘essentially a death sentence’ because of the pandemic 
  • Last week, Paul Manafort’s lawyers asked the Bureau of Prisons director to send him home citing his age and health problems 
  • Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen is due to come home early, as is Stormy Daniels’ ex-lawyer Michael Avenatti  

President Trump hinted that pardons for his associates Paul Manafort and Roger Stone could be on the table.

‘You’ll find out what I’m going to do,’ Trump said at Sunday’s press briefing when asked by DailyMail.com if he would free the two men amid coronavirus concerns. ‘. I’m not going to say what I’m going to do. But the whole thing turned out to be a scam.’ 

On Friday night, Stone appeared on Fox News Channel and told host Tucker Carlson that serving time during the pandemic could kill him. 

So at this point, the judge has ordered me to surrender in two weeks and at 67 years old with some underlying health problems, including a history of asthma, I believe with the coronavirus it is essentially a death sentence,’ Stone said. 

On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled against Stone’s legal team’s argument that he should get a fresh trial due to bias against Stone from one of the jurors, a forewoman who was anti-Trump. 

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