Former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal explains how Trump’s decision to commute Roger Stone’s sentence rather than give a full pardon leaves Stone open to be re-prosecuted.
He commuted Stone’s sentence but didn’t pardon him. That means—as Special Counsel Robert Mueller wrote on Saturday—that Stone “remains a convicted felon, and rightly so.” A commutation does nothing to erase or even call into question a convicted defendant’s guilt.
Nixon’s face is tattooed on his back
Released in 2017, Get Me Roger Stone is a Netflix documentary that details Stone’s career in politics culminating with the election of Trump in 2016. The film earned solid reviews runtime of 92 minutes.