House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had a major meltdown after Donald Trump officially pardoned former associate Roger Stone on Friday, and she’s already pulling the trigger on taking action against the president.
“President Trump’s decision to commute the sentence of top campaign advisor Roger Stone, who could directly implicate him in criminal misconduct, is an act of staggering corruption,” Pelosi said in a statement on Saturday.
Pelosi promised that she would “take action” to prevent Trump from taking similar action in the future.
“Legislation is needed to ensure that no President can pardon or commute the sentence of an individual who is engaged in a cover-up campaign to shield that President from criminal prosecution,” she continued.
Democrats are absolutely furious that President Trump dared pardon Stone — who is 67 years old and at risk for contracting coronavirus — just before he was required to report to federal prison.
Curiously, for all their huffing that “no one is above the law,” Democrats have not emitted a peep about California releasing 8,000 inmates for the exact same reason for which Stone requested a pardon. Additionally, like former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, Stone was set up by the outgoing Obama administration.
“Roger Stone is a victim of the Russia Hoax that the Left and its allies in the media perpetuated for years in an attempt to undermine the Trump Presidency,” White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement Friday night.
“There was never any collusion between the Trump Campaign, or the Trump Administration, with Russia. Such collusion was never anything other than a fantasy of partisans unable to accept the result of the 2016 election.”