Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Wednesday continued his plea for President Donald Trump to pardon Roger Stone while slamming CNN’s coverage of his trial, reports Mediaite.
“The president must pardon Roger Stone or commute his sentence before he goes to jail,” Carlson said during Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
“Democrats will howl if he does that. Well, they’re howling anyway. They howl every day. [Senate Minority Leader] Chuck Schumer is now yelping about yet another investigation into Roger Stone. Russiagate II. In one entirely constitutional act, the president could save Roger Stone’s life, vindicate himself, and end this nonsense forever. Let’s hope he does it. We’ll be watching.”
Carlson has called on the president to pardon Stone for nearly a year, per The Daily Beast, and has done a series of segments devoted on calling Trump to do just that.
Stone is facing between 87 and 108 months in prison for lying to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering. The original sentencing recommendation of 7-9 years was changed by the DOJ on Monday.
Carlson said his sentence exceeds the amount of time spent in prison by rapists and armed robbers.
“Now for perspective on that sentence, the typical rapist in this country spends four years in prison — armed robbers, three years, thugs who commit violent assault, less than a year and a half,” Carlson said.
He then compared CNN to state TV.
“For the last few days, the hyenas on CNN have been driven into hysteria by the thought that the Justice Department might reduce Roger Stone’s sentence even by a day,” he said.
© 2020 Newsmax. All rights reserved.