William Barr made one decision about jailing a Trump ally that left jaws on the ground
Since taking over as Attorney General, William Barr has received praise from the President and his supporters.
But now Barr was faced with the toughest challenge of his career.
And William Barr made one decision about jailing a Trump ally that left jaws on the ground.
Last year, Robert Mueller and his Democrat prosecutors charged Trump associate Roger Stone with lying to Congress and witness intimidation.
Fake news reporters and investigators all thought Stone colluded with the Russians, but when that conspiracy theory collapsed prosecutors needed to justify their investigation so they hit Stone with a series of process crimes.
A jury convicted Stone and Stone awaited sentencing.
Prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia decided to make an example out of Stone and recommend Stone serve seven to nine years in prison.
This draconian sentence offended Americans’ sense of justice and fairness.
President Trump expressed his disgust that prosecutors threw the book at Stone, but let Deep State agents like James Comey and Andrew McCabe walk free despite serious evidence of alleged criminal behavior.
President Trump tweeted, “This is a horrible and very unfair situation. The real crimes were on the other side, as nothing happens to them. Cannot allow this miscarriage of justice!”
This is a horrible and very unfair situation. The real crimes were on the other side, as nothing happens to them. Cannot allow this miscarriage of justice! https://t.co/rHPfYX6Vbv
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 11, 2020
Thankfully 24 hours later, the Justice Department reversed its decision and would not seek such a harsh sentence for Stone.
POLITICO reported that “department leaders were taken by surprise by the recommendation in the prosecution filing. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the decision to revise the submission was unrelated to Trump’s tweet and took place Monday evening, prior to Trump sending the message.”
“The department was shocked to see the sentencing recommendation in the Stone case last night,” the official told POLITICO. “That recommendation was not the recommendation that had been briefed to the department. The department found the recommendation to be extreme and excessive and grossly disproportionate to Stone’s offenses and the department will clarify its position in court later today.”