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Pelosi Accuses Trump of 'Political Interference' After Roger Stone Escapes Sentence

House Speaker calls for investigation into the Department of Justice (DOJ)

 on 12th February 2020 @ 8.00pm
pelosi blasts justice department officials  decision to withdraw from the roger stone case © press
Pelosi Blasts Justice Department officials' decision to withdraw from the Roger Stone case

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused President Donald Trump of engaging in “political interference in the sentencing of Roger Stone” after the Republican advisor escaped a lengthy prison sentence following Justice Department officials' decision to withdraw from the case.

Pelosi called for an investigation into the Department of Justice (DOJ) after their decision to withdraw from the case.

The House speaker praised the four prosecutors who quit Stone's case Tuesday after the DOJ requested a lighter sentence.

“By tweet @realDonaldTrump engaged in political interference in the sentencing of Roger Stone,” Pelosi wrote.

“It is outrageous that DOJ has deeply damaged the rule of law by withdrawing its recommendation."

"Stepping down of prosecutors should be commended & actions of DOJ should be investigated.”

 stepping down of prosecutors should be commended   actions of doj should be investigated   pelosi said © press
'Stepping down of prosecutors should be commended & actions of DOJ should be investigated,' Pelosi said

Pelosi was referring to Trump quoting reporters’ tweets calling it "very unfair," a "miscarriage of justice" and a "ridiculous nine-year sentence recommendation."

Trump later sent a tweet blasting the prosecutors.

Trump tweeted:

“Who are the four prosecutors (Mueller people?) who cut and ran after being exposed for recommending a ridiculous 9-year prison sentence to a man that got caught up in an investigation that was illegal, the Mueller Scam, and shouldn’t ever even have started? 13 Angry Democrats?”

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, blasted the DOJ’s decision, saying the committee will "get to the bottom of this.”

stone was convicted of lying to congress  obstructing an investigation  and intimidating a witness © press
Stone was convicted of lying to Congress, obstructing an investigation, and intimidating a witness.

Hillary Clinton responded to the DOJ's decision saying that democracy is “in crisis."

In November last year, Stone was convicted of lying to Congress, obstructing an investigation, and intimidating a witness. 

Stone was found guilty on five separate counts of lying to the House Intelligence Committee, as well as a further two more charges of obstructing a congressional investigation and intimidating a witness following a two-week trial.

The former Trump advisor was initially facing up to 20 years in prison.

The jury found that Stone misrepresented and concealed his 2016 effort at colluding with Wikileaks and founder Julian Assange to obtain dirt on then-candidate Hillary Clinton.

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