- Trump Claims Has 'Legal Right' to Intervene in Criminal Prosecutions But Has Not Done So
Trump Claims Has 'Legal Right' To Intervene In Criminal Prosecutions But Has Not Done So
Umer Jamshaid 10 days ago Fri 14th February 2020 | 08:45 PM
President Donald Trump said in a statement on Friday that he has never intervened in a criminal case thus far even though he has the authority to do so
WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 14th February, 2020) President Donald Trump said in a statement on Friday that he has never intervened in a criminal case thus far even though he has the authority to do so.
The tweet marked Trump's first public comment since Barr told ABC news on Thursday that presidential tweets over a Justice Department decision to seek a lighter sentence make it "impossible" to do his job.
Barr's decision to intervene in the case of former Trump aide Roger Stone to recommend a prison sentence lighter than a term of up to nine years recommended by prosecutors, prompted four prosecutors to quit and congressional Democrats - including House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi - to call for an investigation of presidential meddling in the criminal justice system.
Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democratic candidate for the US presidency, called for Barr to either resign or face impeachment, while other Democratic lawmakers have refused to rule out impeaching Trump a second time over the Stone case, according to media reports.