Trump commutes former political adviser Roger Stone's 40-month prison sentence

President Trump on Friday commuted the prison sentence of former political adviser Roger Stone, days before he was to report to a federal prison for a 40-month term.

"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. There was never any collusion between the Trump Campaign, or the Trump Administration, with Russia," said White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany.

Earlier this year, Stone was sentenced to prison after being found guilty on five counts of lying to Congress, one count of witness tampering, and one count of obstructing a congressional committee proceeding, all related to special counsel Robert Mueller's federal probe into whether the 2016 Trump campaign colluded with Russia to influence the outcome of the election.

The courts had delays the start date for Stone's prisoner term over health issues.