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Title: McCarthy says Trump did not interfere in Roger Stone case
Post by: mystery-ak on February 13, 2020, 02:22:48 PM
McCarthy says Trump did not interfere in Roger Stone case
By Juliegrace Brufke - 02/13/20 02:17 PM EST

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Thursday said President Trump did not interfere in the criminal case of his former associate Roger Stone.

McCarthy distanced Trump from the decision by Justice to recommend a lesser sentence for Stone than the one initially called for by its prosecuting team, saying it was reach before Trump publicly weighed in on the matter.

“The answer to your question is no, the president is not interfering because if you listen to the Department of Justice they made the decision before the tweet ever went out," McCarthy said at a press conference on Thursday.

Congressional Democrats including Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) have called for an investigation into whether Trump attempted to influence the DOJ’s involvement in the case, with Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) saying Congress should not rule out the possibility of impeaching Attorney General William Barr.

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https://thehill.com/homenews/house/482984-mccarthy-says-trump-did-not-interfere-in-roger-stone-case
Title: Re: McCarthy says Trump did not interfere in Roger Stone case
Post by: ArneFufkin on February 13, 2020, 03:12:37 PM
Just pardon him, Mr. President.  Flynn, Manafort and Popadopulous too.

Let's light this place up.