President Trump said Tuesday that federal prosecutors' recommended prison sentence of up to nine years for longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone is "very unfair". "The sentencing recommendation was not what had been briefed to the Department", one anonymous source said, according to Fox. The recommendation raised the prospect that Stone could receive the harshest sentence of any of the half-dozen Trump aides charged in Mueller's probe.
Punishing the self-described "dirty trickster" with seven to nine years in prison was "extreme and excessive", as well as wholly disproportionate to Stone's actual crimes, an unnamed Justice Department official told the AP on Tuesday.
The Justice Department's original memo, which recommended that he be hit with a sentence in line with the advisory guidelines, accused Stone of displaying "contempt for this Court and the rule of law". That sentencing recommendation was filed just one day after former D.C. U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu was nominated by Trump for a position outside DOJ.
The DOJ, the Washington U.S. Attorney's office, and the White House didn't immediately respond to requests for comment in CNBC.
"In the end, the investigations yielded no evidence of the involvement of any American with the Russian government or any agent operating on its behalf to interfere in the 2016 election". U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson has repeatedly scolded Stone for his out-of-court behavior, which included a social media post he made of the judge with what appeared to be crosshairs of a gun.
"Roger Stone obstructed Congress' investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, lied under oath and tampered with a witness", prosecutors said in the filing.
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Stone has actually rejected misdeed as well as regularly slammed the situation versus him as politically inspired.
Trump also shared tweets from other users who were concerned over the recommendation from prosecutors.
During the 2016 project, Stone had actually pointed out in meetings as well as public looks that he touched with Assange with a relied on intermediary as well as meant inside expertise of WikiLeaks' strategies. However he began urgent Credico to dealer a contact, and Credico testified that he advised Stone to work by his personal middleman.
Prosecutors also said Stone threatened Mr Credico's therapy dog, saying he was "going to take that dog away from you".