President Trump Praises Bill Barr For Taking Charge Of The Roger Stone Case

Headline Roundup February 12th, 2020

President Trump is praising Attorney General Bill Barr for "taking charge" of the Roger Stone case, a day after four federal prosecutors withdrew from the case. Their withdrawal came after the Justice Department intervened to seek a shorter sentence for Stone, who was found guilty last November of lying to Congress.

Some Democrats are arguing that actions such as this are an abuse of presidential power, and are pushing to investigate the Justice Department's actions.

President Trump Praises Bill Barr For Taking Charge Of The Roger Stone Case

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President Trump took to Twitter Wednesday to congratulate his attorney general William Barr for “taking charge” of the Roger Stone case after all four prosecutors on the case withdrew over a disagreement with DOJ officials regarding the severity of their sentencing recommendation.

“Congratulations to Attorney General Bill Barr for taking charge of a case that was totally out of control and perhaps should not have even been brought,” Trump tweeted. He also claimed that “the Mueller Scam was improperly brought & tainted. Even Bob Mueller lied to Congress!”

Trump tweeted...

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised Attorney General William Barr for “taking charge” of the case against his long-time adviser and friend Roger Stone, as Democrats pushed investigations into the Justice Department’s actions.

The Justice Department on Tuesday reversed course and urged a lighter sentence for Stone after prosecutors a day earlier recommended that the veteran Republican operative face sentencing within federal guidelines of seven to nine years.

The highly unusual move, which came hours after Trump complained about the recommended sentence on Twitter, prompted all four U.S. prosecutors...

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ANALYSIS

By bulldozing into Roger Stone's sentencing, Donald Trump sparked a mutiny by four career prosecutors, raised fears about the impartial administration of justice and showed how his impeachment acquittal unchained an already rampant presidency.

The Justice Department's decision to water down a recommendation by its own prosecutors for Stone to serve up to nine years in prison that outraged the President sent shockwaves through Washington. It also appears to reflect Trump's redoubled determination to escalate pressure on core institutions of the US government to pursue his personal and political priorities....

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