In a rare move, former Special Counsel Robert Mueller broke his silence Saturday following President Trump's commutation of his friend and confidant Roger Stone's prison sentence. In an op-ed published by The Washington Post, Mueller defended his office's investigation and wrote that Stone, whom he described as a "central figure in our investigation" because of his communications with Russian intelligence officers and WikiLeaks, "remains a convicted felon, and rightly so," despite the president's move. Mueller said that while he believes his office's work "should speak for itself," he felt "compelled to respond both to broad claims that our investigation was illegitimate and our motives were improper, and to specific claims that Roger Stone was a victim of our office," which is how Trump has repeatedly described his long-time friend.

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