Schumer Calls for IG Investigation into Stones’ Sentencing
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Schumer Calls for IG Investigation into Stones’ Sentencing

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This week, it was announced that the Department of Justice had made the decision to reduce Roger Stones’ recommended sentence.

Those who made the recommendation were four career prosecutors of the DOJ who recommended that his prison sentence be seven to nine years for having lied to Congress, witness tampering and obstruction. After making the recommendation on Tuesday, the four the prosecutors resigned from their posts.

In response to the recommended prison sentence, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D) called for an Inspector General to open an investigation into the decision made by the Department of Justice.

On Twitter, Schumer made the announcement, saying that there should be “an immediate investigation of why the Roger Stone sentencing recommendations by career prosecutors were countermanded.”

He added that “the American people must have confidence that justice in this country is dispensed impartially.”

He also shared a letter directed to The Honorable Michael E. Horowitz, arguing that “this situation has all the indicia of improper political interference in a criminal prosecution,” which is why he is making the “request that you immediately investigate this matter to determine how and why the Stone sentencing recommendations were countermanded, which Justice Department officials made this decision, and which White House officials were involved.”

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina was the Opinion Editor of his high school’s newspaper, and he was also Editor-in-Chief of Miami Dade College’s Urbana literary and arts magazine wherein he also won the 2013 FCSAA Best Fiction Story in the State of Florida Award. He’s currently pursuing his Bachelor’s in English Literature. Hobbies in his free time include reading, writing and watching films and basketball.