Former US Attorney who oversaw Roger Stone case resigns

Former US Attorney who oversaw Roger Stone case resigns

President Donald Trump denied that he politically interfered within the Department of Justice's legal case in opposition to Roger Stone, however thanked the dept for lessening his longtime affiliate's sentencing advice.

The American Bar Association indirectly denounced President Donald Trump on Wednesday for publicly criticizing the sentencing recommendation for his friend Roger Stone as well as the judge presiding over Stone's case.

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and other Democrats are accusing Trump of inappropriately "interfering with career prosecutors in a politically sensitive case", added Malcolm, noting Schumer's call for an investigation to be launched by the DOJ's inspector general following the aforementioned prosecutors' resignations.

Upset with the department's fresh recommendation, the four prosecutors handling the case withdrew on Wednesday, with one resigning from his position altogether.

Nevertheless, it would be up to the judges to decide which sentence is more appropriate as they do not necessarily have to agree with the Justice Department's amendments to Stone's prison sentence.

Prosecutors in Stone's case had recommended up to nine years of jail for him on the seven counts of obstruction, witness tampering, and making false statements to Congress in relation to the Robert Mueller special counsel investigation into alleged Russian ties to Trump's 2016 campaign.

The outburst was all the more remarkable as Barr has emerged as a powerful defender of Trump, earning the nickname of the "president's attorney" from critics.

"I'm not going to be bullied or influenced by anybody. whether it's Congress, a newspaper editorial board or the president", Barr said.

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Jackson, who's due to sentence Stone on February 20, disagreed.

"I think if the attorney general says it's getting in the way of doing his job, maybe the president should listen to the attorney general", McConnell told Fox News.

Malcolm estimated, "I don't think the president did anything wrong", adding, "I don't think, particularly, he did Roger Stone any favors".

Trump had nominated Liu in December 2019 to serve as the under secretary for terrorism and financial crimes in the Treasury Department.

Stone and his lawyers have not spoken with Trump about the latest developments in his case, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

Gen. William Barr needs to be open about the chain of events when he testifies before the House Judiciary Committee next month.

"The president gave us no choice in his actions in violating the separation of power that is contained in the Constitution", Pelosi said, explaining why Congress moved forward with impeaching Trump.

Former Memphis City Schools Board President Tomeka Hart revealed Wednesday that she was the foreperson of the jury that convicted Stone on obstruction charges previous year - and soon afterward, her history of Democratic activism and a string of her anti-Trump, left-wing social media posts came to light.

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