Bill Barr is nothing if not the compliant lap dog of Donald Trump. Trump went bonkers on Twitter at 2:00 a.m. about how awful the sentencing recommendation for Roger Stone was and now a new one is in the works at the Department of Justice. Washington Post:

In a stunning rebuke of career prosecutors that will surely raise questions about political meddling in the case, a senior Justice Department official said the department “was shocked to see the sentencing recommendation in the Roger Stone case last night.”

“That recommendation is not what had been briefed to the department,” the official said. “The department finds the recommendation extreme and excessive and disproportionate to Stone’s offenses. The department will clarify its position later today.”

The statement came hours after President Trump tweeted of the sentence prosecutors recommended, “This is a horrible and very unfair situation. The real crimes were on the other side, as nothing happens to them. Cannot allow this miscarriage of justice!” The senior Justice Department official, though, said the decision to revise prosecutors’ recommendation came before Trump’s tweet.

Stone is the eighth Trump crony to be tried for crimes. Most of them have walked away with less than six months prison time, with the exception of Paul Manafort, who is in for seven and a half years and Michael Cohen for three. Michael Flynn has not been sentenced yet. Stone’s daughter appeared on Fox News and begged Trump to pardon her father — maybe he will. He thinks he’s an invulnerable superman since the senate acquittal, and he feels empowered to do whatever he wants. And as long as Mitch McConnell can use the senate as a conveyor belt to send conservative judges to the bench, he’ll put up with anything from Trump.

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29 Comments on "Justice Department To Reduce Roger Stone’s Sentence After Trump Calls It ‘Horrible’ and ‘Unfair’"

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Tin woman1
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Disgusting! But foreseen.

yaya nana
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I marvel that even with this current update on the sentencing of Roger Stone, folks still think we haven’t already become a fascist state. No one in Trump’s administration or the Republicans in Congress are even bothering to hide their corrupt intent anymore. Do you really think they are worried about the election in November? Do they act worried? Not one damn bit which is curious since they are a minority party.

Bareshark
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There is a reason for the divergence in our POVs, yaya. You continue to acscribe the sort of omnipotence to them that I know is not so. It’s a classic abuse victim’s reaction to an oppressor (and I speak from very grim experience here), which is precisely the reaction they want from you, as Dan Rather noted yesterday. I refuse to give them such.

Anyone not named Donald John Trump is worried about November. Why else try having it both ways on impeachment, despite the “acquittal”?

Lone Wolf
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Well you know, did Paul Castellano ever think he’d get his brains blown out? Did John Gotti ever think he’d ever get caught? Did the Nazis ever think they’d go down in flames after 12 years of their 1000 Jahre Reich??? THOSE assholes weren’t worried either!!!

Bareshark
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You know, Wolf, I always think of John Gotti when I think of Trump myself.

Lone Wolf
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The only thing left for them (GOP) to do is pass out pre-marked ballots with Hitler’s, I mean Trump’s name already marked.

chris whitley
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Surprised he’s even getting a sentence. Must be inside joke with this joker. Let them sentence me then pardon me. Be able to drink free rest of my miserable existence.

elna benoit
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My parents were both WWII vets and I wasn’t yet born, but the names of Hitler’s henchmen roll off my tongue as if I had personally known them. Bormann, Himmler, Goebbels, Mengele, Goring, von Ribbentrop, Speer, Hess. And then I have to rinse out my mouth because the names make me gag with revulsion. In the same way I will repeat the names of tRump’s criminal accomplices: tRump, Kushner, Graham, Barr, Pompeo, McConnell, Perry, Giuliani, Kavanaugh, Pence, Cruz, Dershowitz, Sekulow, and the entire Republican Party. We must name these names and make sure they go down in history alongside the… Read more »