Pelosi on Trump weighing in on Stone sentencing: 'This is an abuse of power'
By Rebecca Klar - 02/13/20 11:44 AM EST
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) accused President Trump on Thursday of abusing the power of his office by weighing in on the Department of Justice sentencing of Trump's associate Roger Stone.
â€œWe also saw the president this week demonstrate, once again that he has no respect for the rule of law ... by engaging in political interference in the sentencing of his associate Roger Stone,â€ Pelosi told reporters at a press conference.
â€œThis is an abuse of power. The president is again trying to manipulate federal law enforcement to serve his political interests.â€
After prosecutors recommended four to nine years in prison for Stone, Trump tweeted that it is a â€œhorrible and very unfair situation.â€ The Justice Department later revised a recommendation calling for a lighter sentence.
â€œHe thinks he's above the law he has no respect for the rule of law,â€ Pelosi added of Trump. â€œBut where are the Republicans to speak out on this blatant violation of the rule of law?â€