Pelosi accuses Trump of abusing power by interfering in Roger Stone case ByJohn Parkinson February 13, 2020She said Trump tried to manipulate the Justice Department's proposed sentence.
After the Department of Justice overruled a sentencing recommendation made bycareer prosecutors in the case of President Trump’s longtime associate Roger Stone, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asserted on Thursday that the reversal represented another “abuse of power” that must be investigated by Congress.
“This is an abuse of power that the president is again trying to manipulate federal law enforcement to serve his political interest,” Pelosi, D-Calif., said. “And the president is what he is. He thinks he's above the law, he has no respect for the law, but where are the Republicans to speak out on this blatant violation of the rule of law?”
After Trump tweeted a complaint about a "miscarriage of justice," the Justice Department filed an updated sentencing memorandum in its case against Stone on Tuesday, noting that the previous recommendation by prosecutors of seven to nine years for Stone “would not be appropriate” and instead said it “defers to the court" while suggesting more lenient treatment.