Trump Congratulates Barr After Federal Prosecutors Resign Following DOJ Overruling on Roger Stone’s Sentence

President Donald Trump is praising Attorney General William Barr after the Department of Justice (DOJ) overruled prosecutors on the sentencing recommendation for former Trump aide Roger Stone.

In an early-morning tweet on Wednesday, the president congratulated Barr “for taking charge of a case that was totally out of control and perhaps should not have even been brought.”

“Evidence now clearly shows that the Mueller Scam was improperly brought [and] tainted. Even Bob Mueller lied to Congress!” Trump added.

In another tweet early Wednesday, Trump wrote, “Two months in jail for a Swamp Creature, yet 9 years recommended for Roger Stone (who was not even working for the Trump Campaign). Gee, that sounds very fair! Rogue prosecutors maybe? The Swamp!”

In November of 2019, Stone was convicted on seven counts.

After the federal prosecutors recommended seven to nine years of prison time for Stone on Monday, the DOJ submitted a new recommendation on Tuesday, citing the other recommendation “would not be appropriate or serve the interests of justice in this case.”

All of the four prosecutors quit the Stone case after they were overruled.

The DOJ’s announcement of the decision came shortly after the president responded the recommendation by the prosecutors, labeling it “a horrible and very unfair situation.”

The news of the DOJ’s overruling has drawn push back from Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who suggested Trump “engaged in political interference in the sentencing of Roger Stone.”

“It is outrageous that DOJ has deeply damaged the rule of law by withdrawing its recommendation,” she tweeted, adding, “Stepping down of prosecutors should be commended [and] actions of DOJ should be investigated.”

Additionally, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) tweeted, “It’s no coincidence that this sentencing change follows the president’s tweet this morning. Donald Trump’s administration is filled with corruption—and we must root it out.”

A DOJ spokesperson, however, told The Daily Beast the DOJ did not consult with the White House and the decision was not made in response to Trump’s tweet.

Responses

  1. Ah….once the 2020 campaign is concluded (maybe before) I can envision Trump pardoning Stone, Flynn, etc.

    Flynn? The Left went hyper about the traitor/leaker Vindman. Flynn has more awards and achievements. Where’s the press? I hope Vindman is held to account for his leaking/insubordination. His brother too.

  2. Bear in mind that FORTY+ (40+) armed FBI agents (good taxpayer dollars, right?) arrested Stone at his home. He resisted in a bathrobe. The FBI included an HST team (how much did that cost?)

    I’d like to see liars like John Brennan receive the same treatment (14th amendment). They may need more when bringing down the Hildebeest.

  3. Questions:
    Did they resign because the did not get their way with an unjust sentence?
    Did they resign because they sensed they might lose their cushy fed jobs?

    It would be helpful (real journalism?) if we got some background on those who resigned.
    -who appointed them?
    -who recommended 7-9 years on an old man?
    -why didn’t the investigate/prosecute OTHERS who lied ot Congress?

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