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Trump says Roger Stone ‘has a very good chance of exoneration’ — hints at clemency

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Roger Stone walks to court to learn his fate.

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — President Donald Trump said Thursday his friend and former associate Roger Stone “has a very good chance of exoneration,” hinting that he’s eyeing clemency.

Stone was sentenced to 40 months in prison earlier Thursday.

Stone was convicted last fall of lying to Congress and threatening a witness regarding his efforts for Trump’s 2016 campaign.

“Roger has a very good chance of exoneration in my opinion,” Trump said at an event at Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Headquarters.

Trump called Stone a “character” and said he likes him.

“He’s a smart guy, he’s a little different, but those are sometimes the most interesting. But he’s a good person. His family is fantastic,” Trump said at the criminal justice reform event.

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