Top Brass at DOJ Reverses Prosecutors’ Sentencing Recommendations for Roger Stone

February 15, 2020 in News, Video by RBN Staff


Roger Stone, former adviser to President Trump, was found guilty in November 2019 on seven counts related to attempts to obtain emails that would be harmful to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 bid for the White House. Four career DOJ prosecutors, including Obama holdovers from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team, recommended that Stone be sentenced to seven to nine years in prison. However, senior officers at the Department of Justice reduced that recommendation, which caused all four prosecutors to resigned in protest. When Trump tweeted that the original sentencing recommendation was “very horrible and unfair”, Democrats responded by accusing the president of wielded undue influence over the DOJ in this case. -GEG