President Donald Trump on Saturday, July 11, responded to Sens. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) after the two senators spoke out against the president’s decision to commute Roger Stone’s prison sentence.

“Do RINO’S Pat Toomey & Mitt Romney have any problem with the fact that we caught Obama, Biden, & Company illegally spying on my campaign,” President Trump tweeted. “Do they care if Comey, McCabe, Page & her lover, Peter S, the whole group, ran rampant, wild & unchecked – lying & leaking all the way? NO!”

President Trump on Friday decided to commute the 40-month prison sentence for Stone who was convicted last year of obstruction, lying to Congress, and witness tampering related to former special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s investigation into potential Russian interference in the 2016 election. The president argued that Stone was “targeted by an illegal Witch Hunt that never should have taken place.” 

Two GOP senators have joined Democrats in criticizing President Trump’s decision with Romney decrying it as an act of “historic corruption.”

“Unprecedented, historic corruption: an American president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying to shield that very president,” Romney tweeted.

“While I understand the frustration with the badly flawed Russia-collusion investigation, in my view, commuting Roger Stone’s sentence is a mistake,” said Toomey, reports CNN correspondent Manu Raju.

“He was duly convicted of lying to Congress, witness tampering, and obstructing a congressional investigation conducted by a Republican-led committee,” he said, later adding, “Any objections to Mr. Stone’s conviction and trial should be resolved through the appeals process.”

Stone, who has appealed the conviction and denies wrongdoing, was due to report to prison to begin his sentence on July 14. The commutation gives Stone the ability to pursue an appeal through the courts without going to prison.

“The president has saved my life,” Stone said Friday night, “And he’s given me the opportunity to fight for vindication.”

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