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DOJ to back off stiff prison recommendation for Trump ally



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WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors are expected to back away from a stiff prison sentence recommended for President Donald Trump’s longtime ally, Roger Stone, a Justice Department official said Tuesday, hours after the president condemned the recommendation. 

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia recommended a prison sentence of seven to nine years. In a strongly worded court filing Monday afternoon, attorneys said Stone had committed a “direct and brazen attack on the rule of law” by “consciously, repeatedly, and flagrantly” obstructing a federal investigation by lying to Congress. 

By Tuesday afternoon — hours after the president criticized the sentence recommendation on Twitter — federal prosecutors appeared to be reversing course. A new recommendation was expected in court Tuesday, the Justice Department official said. 

The official, who is not authorized to comment publicly, characterized the recommendation by District of Columbia prosecutors as “extreme, excessive and disproportionate” to Stone’s crimes. The official said the recommendation differed from what prosecutors briefed Justice Department officials on prior to the filing. 





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