House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) threw cold water on the idea of impeaching Attorney General Bill Barr on Thursday, saying that she is not going to "spend all of our time going after every lie the administration henchmen make to the Congress of the United States".
Roger Stone (L) with his wife Nydia Stone leaves federal court in Washington on November 15, 2019.
On Monday, prosecutors recommended to a federal judge that Stone, 67, be sentenced to a prison term of seven to nine years, based on the government's assessment of his conduct under federal sentencing guidelines.
U.S. President Donald Trump won't say if he is considering a pardon for his former adviser, Roger Stone - who was found guilty of witness tampering, obstruction and lying to Congress - but slams the justice system for its pursuit of the case. Trump and the White House have defended his remarks, adding that he has not had direct talks with the Justice Department about the matter.
They said they will also ask Barr about his department's announcement that it is taking information that Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani is gathering in Ukraine about the president's Democratic rival Joe Biden and his son.
"I don't think any of us should tweet about an ongoing case, but having said that, I appreciate the Department of Justice making sure that their recommendations to the court are to seek justice for the law as it's written", Graham said.
Trump was referring to the special counsel Robert Mueller, who conducted the investigation into allegations that the Trump 2016 election campaign conspired with Russian Federation to sway the vote, which concluded a year ago.
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The big picture: Liu was confirmed in September 2017 to lead the largest US attorney's office in the country, overseeing a number of politically charged prosecutions that included the case against Trump associates Roger Stone, Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort and other spinoffs from the Mueller investigation.
According to the network, Hart has even gone as far as posting about Stone's case before voting to convict him on obstruction of justice charges.
And after the decision was announced, he posted a barrage of tweets attacking both the prosecutors and US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who will sentence Stone.
"I doubt that would do much", said Mitt Romney, the only Republican senator to vote to remove Trump from office in the impeachment trial. Before being brought on to the Mueller team, he worked on civil cases at the Justice Department.
Barr told ABC that he hoped the President would react and respect the criticism of his tweets delivered in the interview.
The stunning decision raised concerns that the president was undermining the traditional independence of the agency when it comes to individual prosecutions.