“The work of the special counsel’s office — its report, indictments, guilty pleas and convictions — should speak for itself. But I feel 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. The Russia investigation was of paramount importance. Stone was prosecuted and convicted because he committed federal crimes.” Robert Mueller with a rare public statement in WaPo: Roger Stone remains a convicted felon, and rightly so. (That’s probably the nicest thing anyone has said about Stone in a long time.)