Former US special prosecutor Miller: "Russia-connected" investigation is "important" for the US
Xinhua News Agency, Washington, July 11 (Reporter Xu Jianmei and Deng Xianlai) Former U.S. Department of Justice special prosecutor Robert Miller published an article on the "Washington Post" website on the 11th that the "pass Russia" investigation is "critical to the United States" "Important", Roger Stone, the former political adviser who was exempted from President Trump, is still "a convicted felon."
This is Miller’s first public voice since he testified before the House of Representatives in July last year.
Miller said that the two-year investigation did not determine that the members of the Trump campaign team were "conspiracy" with the Russian government, but found that some people, including Stone, who helped Trump’s election with Many contacts between the Russian government. The findings found that the Russian government intervened in the 2016 U.S. elections and also determined that the Trump campaign "want to benefit from the information stolen and published by Russia."
Miller said in the article that Stone was prosecuted and convicted because he committed a federal crime. Although he was exempted from the sentence, the crime was still established and the sentence was correct.
Stone was one of the early members of the Trump campaign. After leaving, he still kept in touch with the campaign team and publicly assisted Trump in the election. He was convicted in November 2019 of convicting a false testimony to Congress, obstructing judicial proceedings, and interfering with witnesses. He was sentenced to 40 months in prison in February this year and was originally scheduled to serve his sentence on July 14. The White House announced on July 10 that Trump decided to exonerate Stone.
In Miller’s 2017-2019 "Tong Russia" investigation, 8 people pleaded guilty or were convicted, and more than 20 Russian individuals and entities were charged by the United States. The Russian government has repeatedly denied intervention in the 2016 US presidential election. (Participating reporter: Sun Ding)