Crisis at the Justice Department

Attorney General William Barr

Attorney General William Barr

A slightly redacted sealed order noted that Stone's request was related to one of the jurors in his trial being an attorney for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and, quite notably, nothing at all to do with recent revelations that another of his jurors was a former and failed Democratic Party congressional candidate.

Federal Prosecutors on Monday advised Trump adviser Roger Stone offer 7-9 years behind bars for procedure criminal offenses throughout the Mueller witch quest.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to newshounds all the way through a gathering with President of the Republic of Ecuador Lenín Moreno, within the Oval Office on the White House, on February 12, 2020 in Washington, DC.

"The fact is that Roger Stone was treated horribly and so were many other people", Trump said.

Mr. Barr is set to testify in the House Judiciary Committee next month about the Stone case, marking an end to almost a yearlong standoff with Democrats who subpoenaed him for their other probes prior to the impeachment proceedings against Mr. Trump.

Malcolm replied, "Ever since the Watergate era, there has been a sort of understanding that the White House is supposed to be hands-off with respect to what the Department of Justice does, particularly in politically sensitive investigations".

"The president should not have gotten involved", said Sen. She added, "The President has full faith and confidence in Attorney General Barr to do his job and uphold the law".

Nancy Pelosi
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi who accused Mr Barr of stooping to a low level in politicising judicial matters

Stone was convicted in November of tampering with a witness and obstructing the House investigation into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russian Federation to tip the 2016 election.

Trump posted a Fox News story on Thursday that accused some of the jurors of political bias. "I am responsible for everything that happens in the department, but the thing I have most responsibility for are the issues that are brought to me for decision", Barr said in the interview. "And I said, whether it's Congress, newspaper editorial boards, or the president, I'm going to do what I think is right".

Now the president is attacking the judge overseeing the case on Twitter.

The New York Times: "These Are The Four Prosecutors Who Quit the Roger Stone Case" - "They've clerked for Supreme Court justices, served at the State Department and orbited Robert S. Mueller III". Stone's friendship with Trump dates back decades.

US District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson said the Republican operative's lawyers had, "not presented grounds for a new trial ... or any reason to believe there has been 'a serious miscarriage of justice".

Trump and the Justice Department said they had not had direct talks on the matter.

Tapper asked Swalwell, who sits on the Judiciary Committee, if the House would impeach Trump over the Stone's case. "This is not what America is about".

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