(Liberty Bell) – All the controversy surrounding Attorney General Bill Barr this week seems to be a coordinated attack on the part of the Deep State and the Democrats, but what else is new?
The prosecutors in the case against Roger Stone, a longtime Trump ally who was unfortunately caught in the crosshairs of the partisan Mueller probe, stunned the AG’s office this week by pushing for a 7-9 year sentence for the political operative.
Stone was charged with a process crime, and such a long sentence, particularly considering he’s an elderly man and could very well die in prison, is practically unheard of for so minor an offense.
To say nothing of the royal frame-up Stone has been caught in the middle of.
“The Department finds seven to nine years extreme, excessive and grossly disproportionate,” a source told Fox News of the DOJ’s response.
The DOJ is changing its sentencing recommendation for Roger Stone, according to a Senior DOJ official.
“The Department finds seven to nine years extreme, excessive and grossly disproportionate," the source said, adding the DOJ will clarify its position on sentencing later today
— Jake Gibson (@JakeBGibson) February 11, 2020
The DOJ said it was “shocked” at the harsh prison term the Mueller prosecutors were seeking because it wasn’t what they’d initially been briefed on.
Either these prosecutors shamelessly lied to the DOJ or they sought more prison time for Stone in reaction to President Trump’s recent acquittal in the Senate impeachment trial.
Now, it appears the very same thing happened to the Flynn case!
AG Barr was reportedly also shocked when the prosecutors in the case against General Michael Flynn asked the judge to consider prison time for the decorated one-time National Security Adviser.
Barr had been under the impression that those working under him wouldn’t have advocated for this.
In recent filings, the Justice Department appeared to waiver on seeking prison. But they also have harshly warned Flynn of the consequences he may face by switching his plea to not guilty, if the judge allows it.
The filing on Wednesday — again positioning prosecutors in opposition to what Flynn wants — came amid rising tensions between the attorney general and the Justice Department’s career prosecutors in Washington, including former Mueller prosecutors still at work on cases that originated with the special counsel’s investigation. The Justice Department’s new filing on Flynn seemingly popped up out of nowhere, many days before any statement from the department was due to the court in the case.
In recent weeks, the Justice Department’s approach to Flynn has created a debate between career prosecutors who want him to serve prison time and top political officials at the Justice Department, who advocated for probation only. Attorney General William Barr was angry, for instance, when prosecutors asked the judge in January to consider prison for Flynn, because Barr had thought his underlings wouldn’t advocate for that.