Dems Triggered After Trump Stands Firm On Roger Stone Comments
The Dems are not going to leave any Stone unturned in their search for some sort of dirt on Trump. They are clearly sour about their impeachment attempt, and seem to be desperate as they are now claiming Trump's tweets interfered with the sentencing of Roger Stone. They believe this so wholeheartedly, that they are talking about starting an investigation into the matter. Trump responded to the accusations during a meet with the Ecuadorian president.
A reporter asked if his tweet was political interference.
The controversy "began with a morning tweet from Trump that the Stone case was a “miscarriage of justice.” He later told reporters he didn’t speak to Justice Department officials, though he said he could if he wanted.
“I have the absolute right to do it. I stay out of things to a degree that people wouldn’t believe, but I didn’t speak to them,” Trump said.
Hours after Trump’s tweet, a Justice Department official called the original recommendation “extreme” and “grossly disproportionate” to Stone’s crimes and said it would file a new sentencing memo.
The departures began soon after. Aaron Zelinsky, a Mueller team member, quit the case and his job in Washington, with plans to return to his position as a federal prosecutor in Baltimore.
Another early Mueller team member, Adam Jed, also withdrew from the case. His status at the Justice Department was unclear.
Another federal prosecutor in Washington, Michael Marando, withdrew from the case, and a fourth trial team member, Jonathan Kravis, resigned his position as an assistant U.S. attorney.
Sentencing decisions are ultimately up to the judge, who in this case may side with the original recommendation.
U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson has repeatedly scolded Stone for his out-of-court behavior, which included a social media post he made of the judge with what appeared to be crosshairs of a gun.
Meanwhile, Democrats decried the decision, with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer calling for an investigation by the Justice Department’s inspector general.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said it would be a blatant abuse of power if Justice Department leadership intervened on Trump’s behalf.
“Doing so would send an unmistakable message that President Trump will protect those who lie to Congress to cover up his own misconduct, and that the Attorney General will join him in that effort,” the California Democrat said."
Pelosi also tweeted demanding an investigation.
"By tweet @realDonaldTrump engaged in political interference in the sentencing of Roger Stone. It is outrageous that DOJ has deeply damaged the rule of law by withdrawing its recommendation. Stepping down of prosecutors should be commended & actions of DOJ should be investigated."
But according to the DOJ, the Dems are trying to create a problem.
"The Justice Department, meanwhile, says its decision to revise the sentencing recommendation was made Monday night, before Trump first tweeted out his criticism and without consultation with the White House, AP notes."
Just look at how eager Dems were to attack Trump. But as you can see they haven't their lesson. They didn't even do a preliminary look into the case as they were ready to launch a full-scale investigation over a tweet. It appears these Dems are going to be a problem for Trump if they are going leap before they look.