Roger Stone, a longtime friend and ally of President Donald Trump, was sentenced Thursday to 40 months in prison, a punishment that fueled speculation that the President will Stone. The sentence is less than what prosecutors originally asked, but the Justice Department overruled them. 

Stone, 67, was found guilty in November of lying to the House Intelligence Committee and obstructing its investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential race. He also was convicted of threatening a potential congressional witness. 

Trump ally Roger Stone sentenced to 40 months in prison: Live updates


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