The New York Times reports on last night’s commutation of the sentence of close Donald Trump campaign associate Roger Stone, the latest act in the administration’s accelerating disregard for the rule of law in the interest of self-preservation:
For months, senior advisers warned Mr. Trump that it would be politically self-destructive if not ethically inappropriate to grant clemency to Mr. Stone, who was convicted of lying to protect the president. Even Attorney General William P. Barr, who had already overruled career prosecutors to reduce Mr. Stone’s sentence, argued against commutation…
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