JOE PAGLIARULO (HOST): Roger, when you got the pardon, I believe that I’m the first guy you talked to. You jumped on the phone with me, I appreciate you doing that. Was I not? Go ahead.
ROGER STONE: I have not received a pardon, I got a commutation --
PAGLIARULO: Exactly right.
STONE: -- of my sentence, which is a very substantial difference. Now --
PAGLIARULO: You didn’t want a pardon, right?
STONE: Well, I didn’t because at that time I could not foresee that the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals would refuse to dismiss the [Michael] Flynn indictment, would order Don McGahn, the president’s lawyer, to testify about his conversations with his client, and would order that Hillary Clinton does not have to answer questions about her email server. So it became clear to me that an appeal, which would cost me millions and take me two years, was fruitless because the system was so politicized. And now Andrew Weissmann, who was [Robert] Mueller’s dirtier cop -- dirtiest cop, has announced that Stone should be re-prosecuted. We don’t have any evidence of a crime, but we’ll find one. But the Biden DOJ should prosecute Stone.
So, candidly, I am praying that I will be among the pardons the president decides to give to protect me from the witch hunt which just never seems to end for me and my family.