During an interview with Axios, Stone suggested that he would do all that he possibly could to help the president retain the White House in November now that he “won’t die in a squalid hellhole of corona-19 virus.”
“I will do anything necessary to elect my candidate, short of breaking the law,” Stone said.
The 67-year-old went on to tell the publication, “I’m asthmatic. Sending me to a prison where I could not be socially distanced would, I think, be a death sentence.”
He also revealed his immediate plan to write a book about the debacle that led to his conviction. In November 2019, Stone was convicted and sentenced to 40 months behind bars in connection with former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation — an investigation Trump has long described as a “witch hunt.”
Despite being found guilty of perjury, obstruction, and witness tampering after lying to Congress during the Mueller’s Russian investigation, Stone is adamant about shedding light on his side of the story.
“First, I’m going to write a book about this entire ordeal to, once and for all, put to bed the myth of Russian collusion,” Stone said.
Despite bleak poll results, dwindling approval ratings, and ongoing criticism of leadership that could signal trouble ahead for Trump’s re-election campaign, Stone, also a former advisor for Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, still believes the president will win the election.
“It’ll be a very tough fight,” Stone said, adding, “He’s got three obstacles: voter fraud… internet censorship, which I have just recently experienced myself; and, of course, the constant falsehoods being pushed by the corporate-owned mainstream media. Those all make it a difficult race.”
He added, “But he is a great campaigner. He’s a great communicator.”
Prior to being commuted, Stone was set to begin his 40-month prison sentence at a federal correctional facility in Jesup, Ga. on Tuesday.