Roger Stone, a longtime associate of the Trump family and the former campaign manager for the president, has been sentenced this week to forty months for lying to Congress and witness tampering.

CNN reports US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentenced Mr. Stone to three years and four months in prison for "lying to Congress and threatening a witness regarding his efforts for the President's 2016 campaign."

Mr. Stone also gets two-years probation on each count, running concurrently. He must also...

  • Have substance abuse testing
  • Do community service
  • Pay a $20,000 fine

A few hours later, President Trump said Mr. Stone has "a very good chance of exoneration." Whether this means a presidential pardon is in the works remains to be seen.

(UPDATE: "President Trump said [Thursday] he won't act to grant clemency to Roger Stone right now, saying he wanted the process to play out before making a decision."] (CNN)

[Source: CNN News]