After Trump Protests, US Justice Department to Cut Sentencing Recommendation for His Political Confidant

Posted on February 11, 2020 8:49 am

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The U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday it would cut the recommended seven-to-nine-year prison sentence for Roger Stone, a political confidant of President Donald Trump, in a corruption case linked to the 2016 election, acting just hours after the U.S. leader called the suggested term a “miscarriage of justice.”

Top Justice Department officials stunningly rebuked their own team of prosecutors in the high-profile case.

The officials said they were taken aback by the recommendation for the lengthy term for the political trickster, who was convicted of seven charges in November, including lying to Congress and threatening a witness in his case. Stone is