Former Utah Republican Party presidential candidate Senator Mitt Romney on July 11 accused U.S. leader Donald Trump of corruption after he reduced the sentence to his former advisor Roger Stone.
“Unprecedented historical corruption: the American president has commuted the sentence of a person convicted by a jury for defending the president himself,” Romney wrote on Twitter.
Trump has so far left this Romney statement without comment.
The U.S. president has decided to commute the sentence of Stone, who was convicted as part of an investigation into “Russian interference” in the 2016 elections, earlier than July 11. The President’s order will allow the former advisor to avoid serving his prison sentence.
According to Trump, Stone was the target of an illegal witch hunt, behind which were former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and former head of state Barack Obama.