Democrats Demand Investigating Barr Over Roger Stone Sentencing

Democrats are calling for investigations into Attorney General William Barr’s decision over the prison sentencing recommendation for Roger Stone.

Stone was convicted of lying to Congress and other charges and the Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors initially recommended a sentence of seven to nine years.

However, with Barr’s input, the DOJ asked the federal court for “far less” sentencing.

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President Trump weighed in on Stone’s sentencing on social media.

President Trump praised Barr “for taking charge” of the Stone case.

Barr told ABC News that President Trump’s tweets make it “Impossible for me to do my job,” igniting more controversy over Stone’s sentencing.

Importantly, Barr made it clear President Trump hasn’t interfered in his criminal cases, saying, “And I’m happy to say that, in fact, the president has never asked me to do anything in a criminal case.”

President Trump responded to Barr’s comment on social media.

Democrats slammed Barr on the subject.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling for a DOJ investigation.

2020 presidential candidate Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is calling for Barr to resign or to be impeached.

Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) each sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee calling for an investigation into the DOJ’s decision on the recommended sentencing for Stone.

Blumenthal wrote, “This highly unusual about-face by the Department is stunning and alarming,” and Harris wrote, “We must review these events and assess their impact on the integrity of the Department and our system of justice.”

Appearing on MSNBC, Blumenthal said Barr was President Trump’s, “henchman and political operative.”

The anti-Trump media also weighed on.

CNN host Don Lemon criticized Barr.

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes said, “It’s clear Barr’s job is to enact Trump’s corrupt policies.”

Democrats and the anti-Trump media will do everything they can to undermine President Trump because they know they can’t beat him in the 2020 presidential election.