Yesterday, prosecutors recommended a nine-year prison sentence for Roger Stone, one of Donald Trump’s many criminal associates, for lying to Congress and intimidating witnesses. Late last night,Trump tweeted a flurry of messages in support of Stone.
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
BREAKING: From @JakeBGibson and myself: DOJ will reduce sentencing rec for Roger Stone. Original plan was 7-9 years. @realDonaldTrump called it a “miscarriage of justice” hinting at a pardon. No word on new sentence yet but DOJ official says decision was made before Trump Tweet.
— David Spunt (@davidspunt) February 11, 2020