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Stone’s Ongoing Appeal Pits Him Against Justice Department (2)

July 11, 2020, 10:01 PM

Roger Stone’s commutation by President Donald Trump spares the Republican operative from spending more than three years at a federal lockup in rural Georgia, but his legal journey is far from over.

Even after Trump’s controversial act of clemency for his longtime friend and political booster, Stone’s conviction from November -- for lying to Congress during the probe into Russian election interference -- is still intact.

That’s because Trump’s act of clemency -- one that he made up his mind about some time ago, according to three people familiar with the situation -- wasn’t the full pardon he could...

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