Trump Claims Roger Stone’s Jury Was Tainted by Bias

After slamming prosecutors and judge Trump turns ire on jurors in Stone case

Ross: Roger Stone case proves Congress is full of Constitutional wimps

We'll look at the mix of politics and justice that brought us to this unprecedented point.

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".

Jill Hasday, University of Minnesota Law School professor.

"The President has full faith and confidence in Attorney General Barr to do his job and uphold the law", White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said in a statement.

Stone had argued the juror was biased because the person is employed by an IRS division "that works hand-in-hand with the Department of Justice prosecuting criminal tax matters", according to the ruling.

Still, he said, "for prosecutors to withdraw from a case and even to withdraw from the Department of Justice, that clearly reflects very strong beliefs and ethics, such that they were not prepared to stand behind something they believed was contrary to the interests of justice". And the tempered White House response raised questions of whether Barr's comments were coordinated with the White House. Mr Liu had been scheduled to appear publicly before the Senate on Thursday.

Judge Jackson is scheduled to sentence Stone on February 20.

"The prosecutors - one of whom resigned from the department - were said to be furious over the reversal of their sentencing request, filed in federal court late Monday".




Stone, who has labelled himself a "dirty trickster" and "agent provocateur" and famously has the face of former President Richard Nixon tattooed on his back, was one of several Trump associates charged with crimes in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference.

Trump had made it clear early Tuesday he thought the original sentencing recommendation for Stone was unfair, tweeting at 1:48 a.m. that it was "a miscarriage of justice!".

Roger Stone, former adviser to Donald Trump's presidential campaign, and his wife Nydia Stone arrive at federal court in Washington, D.C. The actual sentencing is up to the judge.

He added: "Roger Stone - nobody even knows what he did..."

President Trump's longtime friend and ally faced between seven and nine years in prison after his conviction on witness tampering and obstruction charges but had his suggested prison time lowered by the Justice Department.

Reality check: Stone was convicted by a jury on seven counts related to lying about his efforts to learn when WikiLeaks would publish damaging emails about Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election. "I don't have a whole lot of details", she said as part of the answer.

The prosecutors demanded that Stone be sentenced to nine years in prison to which the Justice Department had agreed, only to shift decisions in a court filing to cut Stone's sentence to three to four years.

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