Roger Stone is a political consultant and an associate and friend of President Donald Trump.
It is reported that prosecutors are asking a federal judge to sentence Roger Stone from 7 to 9 years in prison for lying to Congress.
Recently, President Trump tweeted about the harsh sentencing recommendations for Roger Stone.
In an interview, Attorney General Bill Barr criticized the tweeting by President Trump saying it makes “it impossible for me to do my job.”
President Trump responded in a tweet and confirmed that he never asked Barr to do anything in a criminal case.
From Daily Caller:
President Donald Trump “wasn’t bothered” by Attorney General Bill Barr’s rebuke of his tweets calling for a lighter sentence for his longtime associate Roger Stone, according to White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham.
Barr had said in a Thursday interview with ABC that it was “time to stop the tweeting about Department of Justice criminal cases,” and that such tweets made his job “impossible.”
The response was widely seen as a rebuke of Trump’s tweets about Stone’s case.
“The President wasn’t bothered by the comments at all and he has the right, just like any American citizen, to publicly offer his opinions.
President Trump uses social media very effectively to fight for the American people against injustices in our country, including fake news.
The President has full faith and confidence in Attorney General Barr to do his job and uphold the law,” Grisham said in a statement.
“I’m not going to be bullied or influenced by anybody….whether it’s Congress, newspaper editorial boards, or the president," Bill Barr tells @ABC News.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) February 13, 2020