In this special episode of Stay Tuned, “Stone Cold Crisis,” Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram dig into some seriously troubling news: The DOJ’s decision to overrule career prosecutors’ recommended sentence for Roger Stone, Trump’s long-time advisor and friend, a day after Trump called the initial sentencing recommendation “horrible and very unfair.”
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REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS
STONE CASE Roger Stone initial sentencing memo, 2/10/20Roger Stone updated sentencing memo, 2/11/20Trump tweet congratulating AG Barr on Stone case intervention, 2/12/20Preet tweet re: Judge Amy Berman Jackson, 2/11/20Trump tweet attacking Judge Jackson, 2/11/20“Prosecutors quit Roger Stone case after Justice Dept. intervenes on sentencing,” The New York Times, 2/11/20“Trump pulls nomination of former U.S. for Treasury post,” Axios, 2/11/12
FLYNN“In reversal, prosecutors recommend up to 6 months in prison for Flynn,” ABC News, 1/7/20
GIULIANI / BARR BACKCHANNELAG Bill Barr’s memo outlining new restrictions on opening politically sensitive investigations, 2/5/20“Giuliani is giving Biden info the government, Barr confirms,” Los Angeles Times, 2/10/20