DOJ’s Adjustment of Roger Stone’s Sentence Prompts Several Resignations

Roger Stone is a peculiar character in the world of American politics, and his legacy continues to grow well into the 21st century.

Stone originally rose to fame as a politicly provocateur in the 1970’s, during the Watergate scandal.  When it was all said and done, Stone would leave the dust up virtually untouched, eventually adoring himself with a tattoo of Richard Nixon’s face in the middle of this back.

Now, in the Trump era, Stone faced questioning by the FBI during the Robert Mueller-led RussiaGate investigation.  It was during this questioning that Stone got himself into a little bit of trouble, eventually being convicted of crimes for which he is about to be sentenced.

The judge in the case was set to recommend up to 9 years in prison for Stone – a sentence that President Trump ridiculed via Twitter.  This then prompted the Department of Justice to reduce the sentencing suggestions.

The capitulation to the President’s suggestion has now motivated several DOJ prosecutors to resign.

The entire team prosecuting Roger Stone abruptly resigned from the criminal case on Tuesday after the Justice Department said it planned to reduce the recommended sentence for Stone, a longtime Trump associate.

The Justice Department on Tuesday said it was pulling back on its request to sentence Stone to seven to nine years in prison after President Donald Trump blasted the sentencing proposal as “a miscarriage of justice.”

The revised recommendation doesn’t ask for a particular sentence but says the one that was recommended earlier “does not accurately reflect the Department of Justice’s position on what would be a reasonable sentence in this matter” and that the actual sentence should be “far less.”

There is still a widely held belief that President Trump could pardon Stone outright as well.

In the meantime, the legend of Roger Stone does indeed continue to grow.