President Donald Trump said his former adviser Roger Stone has “a very good chance of exoneration,” hours after the GOP operative was sentenced to 40 months behind bars for obstructing a congressional investigation of Russia’s 2016 presidential election meddling.
“I’m following this very closely, and I want to see it play out to its fullest, because Roger has a very good chance of exoneration, in my opinion,” Trump said Thursday in a speech at a Hope for Prisoners event in Las Vegas, where he also blasted the jury forewoman in Stone’s trial.
“It’s my strong opinion that the forewoman for the jury is totally tainted,” Trump said, calling the woman, whom he didn’t mention by name, “an anti-Trump person, totally.”
“I don’t know if this is a fact, but she had a horrible social media account,” he told the crowd and television cameras.
“She’s, I guess from what I hear, a very strong woman, a very dominant person, so she can get people to do whatever she wants,” he claimed.