‘Tuesday Night Massacre’ at the Justice Dept.: What happens now?

Attorney General William Barr

Attorney General William Barr

He was succeeded by current Attorney General William Barr. Stone's friendship with Trump dates back decades. And the tempered White House response raised questions of whether Barr's comments were coordinated with the White House.

That message was amplified by Trump's National Security Advisor who insisted the president has "tremendous confidence" in Barr.

President Donald Trump outside the White House in a file photograph.

On Wednesday, Trump congratulated Barr "for taking charge of a case that was totally out of control and perhaps should not have even been brought".

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi who accused Mr Barr of stooping to a low level in politicising judicial matters

Mr. Barr is set to testify in the House Judiciary Committee next month about the Stone case, marking an end to almost a yearlong standoff with Democrats who subpoenaed him for their other probes prior to the impeachment proceedings against Mr. Trump. "That you had four career prosecutors withdraw from the case, then one resign altogether from the Justice Department".

"I'm not concerned about anything", the President stated recently. "And that just sort of illustrates how disruptive these tweets can be", he said.

Malcolm estimated, "I don't think the president did anything wrong", adding, "I don't think, particularly, he did Roger Stone any favors".

Former Memphis City Schools Board President Tomeka Hart revealed Wednesday that she was the foreperson of the jury that convicted Stone on obstruction charges a year ago - and soon afterward, her history of Democratic activism and a string of her anti-Trump, left-wing social media posts came to light.

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Jackson, who's due to sentence Stone on February 20, disagreed.

"It feels like something outrageous is going on", Cousins said in an interview. "And the President has as his attorney general an enabler". "I think he ought to listen to him", McConnell added.

The message from the organization of lawyers follows Trump's tweet early Tuesday morning calling the seven- to nine-year sentencing recommendation for Stone a "miscarriage of justice".

"The prosecutors had asked a U.S. District Court judge in Washington, D.C., to sentence Mr".

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"Judge Jackson is going to do what Judge Jackson is going to do, and she's familiar with the facts of this case". "I don't know what happened, they all hit the road pretty quickly". "I think they got caught in the act by me". "Nine years for doing something that no one can even define what he did". You have some of the most serious disgusting rapists and everything else.

Lindsey Graham, the Republican chairman of the Senate judiciary committee, said he would not call Barr to testify about the revised sentencing decision. "You have the Department of Justice clarified that they made the decision before the tweet went out".

Democrats decried the Justice Department's reversal on Stone and called for immediate investigations.

Hart, who unsuccessfully ran for Congress as a Democrat in 2012, quoted someone in an August 2017 tweet referring to Trump as a member of the KKK. He declared that the FBI's Russian Federation investigation, which resulted in charges against Stone, had been based on a "bogus narrative".

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