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Hillary Clinton: Roger Stone Threatened Trump, Used Pardon Power To Shut Him Up

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said President Trump commuted Roger Stone's prison sentence "to basically shut up Roger Stone so that Roger Stone spill anymore beans about what actually happened and what Donald Trump actually knew."


JOY REID, MSNBC HOST: I want to give you a chance to respond to the fact that Donald Trump has now commuted the sentence of at least one of the people who's listening, Russia was clearly listening, but so was Roger Stone.

What do you make of the commutation of his sentence?

CLINTON: Well, I think it's pretty clear that Stone threatened him. He probably threatened him privately, but he also threatened him publicly about what he would say if he had to go to prison.

And this is a continuation of the cover-up. It's an ongoing cover-up that Trump and Stone, are two of the major participants in, to try to prevent us from knowing all of the details about what they actually did in 2016.

Some of it was very public. I mean, asking Russia in public to interfere in American elections, but some of it was clandestine, behind the scenes, sending messages, the kinds of things that we know about, and I think much more.

So, what he did was to use the awesome power of commutation as part of the pardon power of the president, to basically shut up Roger Stone --

REID:
Yes.

CLINTON: -- so that Roger Stone would not spill any more beans about what actually happened and how much Donald Trump actually knew.

REID: Indeed.
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