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Pelosi calls for investigation into Roger Stone sentencing recommendation

House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiGOP blocks Schumer effort to adjourn Senate until after election GOP noncommittal about vote on potential Trump-Pelosi coronavirus deal Overnight Health Care: Trump takes criticism of Fauci to a new level | GOP Health Committee chairman defends Fauci | Birx confronted Pence about Atlas MORE (D-Calif) in a tweet Tuesday night accused President TrumpDonald John TrumpNearly 300 former national security officials sign Biden endorsement letter DC correspondent on the death of Michael Reinoehl: 'The folks I know in law enforcement are extremely angry about it' Late night hosts targeted Trump over Biden 97 percent of the time in September: study MORE of engaging in “political interference in the sentencing of Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneDOJ veteran says he's quitting over Barr's 'slavish obedience' to Trump Only William Barr stands between Trump and the end of democracy in America Hundreds of attorneys and judges offer to support any Trump official opposing 'political misuse of the DOJ' MORE” and called for an investigation into the Department of Justice (DOJ).

Pelosi also commended the four prosecutors who quit Stone's case Tuesday after the DOJ asked for a lighter sentence than what they had recommended.  

“By tweet @realDonaldTrump engaged in political interference in the sentencing of Roger Stone,” she wrote. “It is outrageous that DOJ has deeply damaged the rule of law by withdrawing its recommendation. Stepping down of prosecutors should be commended & actions of DOJ should be investigated.”

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Pelosi was originally referring to Trump quoting reporters’ tweets calling it "very unfair," a "miscarriage of justice" and a "ridiculous 9 year sentence recommendation."

However, less than 10 minutes after Pelosi’s tweet was sent, Trump sent a tweet attacking the prosecutors. 

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Trump tweeted, “Who are the four prosecutors (Mueller people?) who cut and ran after being exposed for recommending a ridiculous 9 year prison sentence to a man that got caught up in an investigation that was illegal, the Mueller Scam, and shouldn’t ever even have started? 13 Angry Democrats?”

Stone was convicted in November of seven counts of obstructing and lying to Congress and witness tampering related to his efforts to provide the Trump campaign inside information about WikiLeaks in 2016. Prosecutors recommended seven to nine years in prison as punishment. 

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Rep. Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerMarijuana stocks see boost after Harris debate comments Jewish lawmakers targeted by anti-Semitic tweets ahead of election: ADL Democrats shoot down talk of expanding Supreme Court MORE (D-N.Y.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, denounced the DOJ’s decision, adding that  the committee will "get to the bottom of this.”

The move from the administration comes less than a week after Trump was acquitted by the Senate on impeachment charges. Since then, the administration has dismissed former national security adviser Lt. Col. Alexander VindmanAlexander VindmanJohn Kelly called Trump 'the most flawed person' he's ever met: report Hayden endorses Biden, says Trump 'doesn't care about facts' Impeachment witness Alexander Vindman calls Trump Putin's 'useful idiot' MORE and former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon SondlandGordon SondlandGOP chairman vows to protect whistleblowers following Vindman retirement over 'bullying' Top Democrat slams Trump's new EU envoy: Not 'a political donor's part-time job' Trump names new EU envoy, filling post left vacant by impeachment witness Sondland MORE, both of whom testified before the House Intelligence Committee's impeachment hearings.