As Americans express their right to vote in the general election, the Department of Justice has released unredacted sections of the Mueller report, which show that the Department of Justice did not pursue a prosecution because there was lack of evidence.
During the investigation, Julian Assange, WikiLeaks and Roger Stone were investigated, but the Special Counsel is reported to have found no evidence for Stone and Assange to be prosecuted after the Democratic National Committee servers were hacked ahead of the 2016 presidential election.
In response to the release, which happened at midnight, Roger Stone released a statement, commenting that “the midnight release by the Department of Justice of the unredacted sections of the Mueller report tonight not only vindicates me and proves what I have been saying since the very beginning of this investigation, that I did not engage in any illegal activity around the emails hacked from the DNC and that I in no way knew the source, content or timing of their release.”
Moreover, Stone expressed that “no matter how hard the illegally constituted Mueller team tried, they could not make the case they tried to pin on me from the start,” adding that “these newly unredacted sections are full of euphemisms for the ultimate conclusion that evidence simply did not exist of my involvement.”
Ultimately, Stone argued that “the timing of the release of these redacted sections of the Mueller Report – midnight on the day of the Presidential election – only underlines the entirely corrupt and political nature of this entire witch hunt.”
Grant Smith, an attorney for Stone, also commented on the release of the unredacted sections, detailing that “the release of the unredacted sections of the Mueller Report tonight vindicates Roger Stone and proves what Mr. Stone has been saying since the very beginning of this investigation, that he did not engage in any illegal activity around the emails hacked from the DNC and that he in no way knew the content or timing of their release.”
Stone had been sentenced to 40 months in prison after being convicted of multiple felonies, but President Trump (R) commuted his sentence, arguing that Stone had been “treated very unfairly.”