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Pelosi urged to limit the President's authority to pardon

The speaker of the U.S. house of representatives Democrat Nancy Pelosi on Saturday called for the adoption of a law that would restrict the President's authority to pardon.

Pelosi's statement was followed after President Donald trump on Friday reduced the prison sentence of his friend and former informal adviser Roger stone. The latter was sentenced to three years in prison for obstructing the court in the framework of the "Russian investigation" of spectacular Robert Mueller.

"Congress will take steps to prevent this type of blatant violations. The law is needed to ensure that no President could grant a pardon or commute the sentence of a man who engaged in a campaign of cover-up to protect the President from criminal prosecution", - said in a statement she posted on her website.

In her opinion, the decision is trump to commute the sentence of stone is a "stunning act of corruption."

She noted that a former adviser to trump was convicted of "serious crimes" and should be punished "to the fullest extent of the law."

"This decision and many other acts of corruption trump point to the urgency of electing in November a President who will respect the Constitution, rule of law and the will of the American people," Pelosi concluded.