Trump called his former counselor Stone a target for “witch hunt”

U.S. President Donald Trump said on July 11 that his former advisor, Roger Stone, was the target of a “witch hunt”.

“Roger Stone was a target of an illegal witch hunt that should never have happened,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

He said it was the work of former Vice President Joe Biden and former United States leader Barack Obama. Trump said they successfully spy on him during his election campaign.

Earlier that day, Trump commuted the sentence of Stone, who was convicted as part of an investigation into “Russian interference” in the 2016 elections. In February 2020, Stone was sentenced to three years and four months in prison.

Stone was found guilty of giving false testimony to the U.S. Congress about his interaction with the WikiLeaks website and threats to the witness in 2016.

In February 2019, it became known that Special Prosecutor Robert Muller had access to correspondence indicating Stone’s relationship with WikiLeaks.

In March 2019, the U.S. Department of Justice released a report on the investigation of Mueller, who never found Trump’s conspiracy with Russia during the election campaign.