All Four Federal Prosecutors Quit the Roger Stone Case
All four federal prosecutors in the Roger Stone case quit yesterday after the Justice Department overruled their recommended sentence. Stone, long-time friend to President Trump, was arrested last year after Robert Mueller’s probe alleged he was involved in collusion between the Trump campaign and possible Russian tampering in the 2016 election. Stone was arrested and indicted on seven counts including obstruction, giving false statements, and witness tampering. Prosecutors recommended a federal judge give him a sentence of seven to nine years. But in a stunning turn or events, the DOJ has overruled them and suggested a “far lesser” sentence for Stone. Ultimately, the presiding judge in the case will have the final say. However, apparent support by the DOJ for the president has raised many concerns and led all the prosecutors of the case to withdraw in just one afternoon.