He was convicted of lying to Congress, obstruction
and witness tampering.
Stone was the sixth Trump aide found guilty on
charges linked to a justice department probe that
alleged Russia tried to boost the Trump 2016 campaign.
The 67-year-old had been due to report to a federal
prison in Jesup, Georgia, next Tuesday.
What did the president say?
The White House said in a statement: "Roger Stone
is a victim of the Russia Hoax that the Left and
its allies in the media perpetuated for years in
an attempt to undermine the Trump Presidency.
It said that Department of Justice prosecutors under
special counsel Robert Mueller only charged Stone
out of frustration after failing to prove the "fantasy"
that the Trump campaign had colluded with the Kremlin.
Roger Stone has maintained all along that the case
against him was politically motivated
"This is why the out-of-control Mueller prosecutors,
desperate for splashy headlines to compensate for a
failed investigation, set their sights on Mr Stone,"
said the statement.
The White House also suggested that the FBI had tipped
off CNN about their pre-dawn raid on Stone's house,
noting that a camera crew for the cable network was
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