All four career prosecutors handling the case against Roger Stone withdrew from the legal proceedings Tuesday — and one quit his job entirely — after the Justice Department signaled it planned to undercut their sentencing recommendation for President Trump’s longtime friend and confidant.
The sudden and dramatic moves came after prosecutors and their superiors had argued for days over the appropriate penalty for Stone, and exposed what some career Justice Department employees say is a continuing pattern of the historically independent law enforcement institution being bent to Trump’s political will.
On Wednesday 2/12/20 - 9:47:45 PM Rik_Khaos wrote: Yeah, this is just gonna keep happening until the election (or the end of his next term).
Maybe, but I don't think it's helpful to become complacent about things like this. I have actually never in my life heard of all the federal prosecutors resigning from a case in protest because the president insisted on exerting improper influence on the proceedings.
Crickets from the resident conservatives about yet another example of their president acting like a mob boss, of course.