Roger Stone was found guilty of obstruction of a Congressional investigation, 5 counts of making false statements to Congress, and witness tampering. Yet Trump says Stone did “nothing” and has criticized the Department of Justice for prosecuting his friend Roger Stone.
Frankly, I suspect there has been possible misdeeds and corruption with regards to higher ups apparently pressuring those who were prosecuting the case to seek a lighter sentence for Stone. Sounds like Trump may have pressured AG Barr. Barr could also have done it to please Trump. Or both.
Either way, sounds to me like something suspicious has been going on with higher ups trying to get Stone a lighter sentence.
Something stinks here in my opinion.
Smells suspiciously like corruption.
The linked USA Today article goes into the situation and summarizes what Roger Stone did.
Seeing how 4 Federal Prosecutors have withdrawn from Roger Stone’s case after higher up Department of Justice officials undercut them in sentencing, it sounds to me like Attorney General Barr and possibly others are following Trump’s wishes to go easy on Stone who is Trump’s friend.
If this is true, it is at the very least disturbing and in my opinion highly unethical. The DOJ is supposed to be more autonomous from the White House than other departments. It’s supposed to mete out justice fairly and impartially without White House interference.
Undercutting the Federal Prosecutors running the case in order to give special treatment to a Trump crony goes against what the DOJ is supposed to stand for. That is not impartial justice.
In my opinion, it sounds like gross favoritism and probably flat out corruption.