After the intervention, Trump tweeted in praise of Barr: "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".
The Justice Department has said it did not communicate with the White House about Stone's case this week, and Trump said Tuesday he has "not been involved in it at all", though he could do so if he wanted. Michael Caputo, a former campaign adviser to Trump, on Wednesday announced a committee to raise money for Stone's appeal alongside a petition drive for him to be pardoned.
Four lawyers who prosecuted Stone, a 67-year-old political operative and a self-described dirty trickster and the sixth former Trump aide to be convicted in cases triggered by Mueller's Russian Federation investigation, then resigned in protest.
Tapper asked Swalwell, who sits on the Judiciary Committee, if the House would impeach Trump over the Stone's case.
The Senate has shown less interest in grilling Barr on the Stone episode, defending the department's decision to reduce the sentence and saying they didn't expect to call him specifically to discuss it.
Trump on Tuesday criticized US prosecutors who recommended a prison sentence of seven to nine years for Stone in connection with his conviction in a case stemming from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation detailing Russian interference in the 2016 election to benefit Trump's candidacy.
Meanwhile, according to federal election data, another juror in the Stone trial, Seth Collins, had previously donated to former Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke and other left-wing causes.
The reversal drove all four career prosecutors in the case to quit, and one to leave the government entirely.
Democrats also said they were concerned about the withdrawal of the nomination of U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu to a Treasury Department position.
Democrats have called for an investigation into the DOJ's actions. After Trump criticized a district court judge who ruled against the administration in 2018, Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. took the rare step of responding and countering the president's characterization of the judge as an "Obama judge".
"Trump is going around getting even with people". Sherrod Brown told reporters. Although advisory federal sentencing guidelines take a mathematical approach to sentencing, some decisions about aggravating factors can turn on subjective judgment, and prosecutors sometimes overreach.
"Who wrote the Book of Love?" said Colbert. Susan Collins, who said last week that she thought Trump would moderate his behaviour after impeachment. Such a sentence would send a message to deter others who might consider lying or obstructing a congressional probe or tampering with witnesses, they said.
"I'm not disturbed about it at all", Sen.