Pelosi Calls For Probing Trump Over Reduced Sentence Request For Former Aide Roger Stone
Faizan Hashmi 7 days ago Thu 13th February 2020 | 10:50 PM
WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 13th February, 2020) President Donald Trump must be investigated over the Justice Department's intervention in the sentencing phase of former aide Roger Stone's trial, which prompted four prosecutors to quit the case, US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters on Thursday.
"Imagine that four of the prosecutors separated themselves from the case when the President did that [intervened] just days after firing Lieutenant Colonel Vindman for speaking truth to power. This all must be investigated," Pelosi said.
Trump says said he never spoke to anyone at the Justice Department about the Stone case while using Twitter to express outrage that prosecutors recommended Stone serve seven to nine years and praising US Attorney General William Barr for his decision to seek a lighter sentence.