DOJ set to lower Roger Stone sentencing recommendation that was criticized by Trump

Source: The Hill | February 11, 2020 | John Kruzel

The Justice Department on Tuesday is reportedly expected to change its sentencing recommendation for Roger Stone a day after telling a federal judge the Trump associate should serve between seven and nine years in prison, guidance that was sharply criticized by President Trump.

Department officials found prosecutors’ initial recommendation “excessive,” according to multiple news outlets, including The Washington Post, Fox News and the Associated Press, citing an anonymous department source.

Reports of the expected change came after Trump denounced the recommended prison term as “horrible and very unfair” in an early Tuesday morning Tweet.  

“The real crimes were on the other side, as nothing happens to them. Cannot allow this miscarriage of justice!” Trump said, sharing a message from a Daily Caller reporter about Stone’s prison sentence.

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    In a perfect world, the judge would recognize this as interference by Trump and throw the book at Stone.

    Not that it will matter. I expect whatever sentence is handed down, Trump will pardon his buddy.

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