Pelosi calls for investigation into Roger Stone sentencing recommendation

House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Justices rule Manhattan prosecutor, but not Congress, can have Trump tax records Supreme Court rulings reignite Trump oversight wars in Congress Pelosi on Baltimore's Columbus statue: 'If the community doesn't want the statue, the statue shouldn't be there' MORE (D-Calif) in a tweet Tuesday night accused President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats blast Trump for commuting Roger Stone: 'The most corrupt president in history' Trump confirms 2018 US cyberattack on Russian troll farm Trump tweets his support for Goya Foods amid boycott MORE of engaging in “political interference in the sentencing of Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneDemocrats blast Trump for commuting Roger Stone: 'The most corrupt president in history' Trump commutes Roger Stone's sentence Appeals court denies Stone's motion to delay prison sentence 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 NadlerNadler: Barr dealings with Berman came 'awfully close to bribery' Nadler wins Democratic primary Voters must strongly reject the president's abuses by voting him out this November 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 VindmanGOP chairman vows to protect whistleblowers following Vindman retirement over 'bullying' Marie Yovanovitch on Vindman retirement: He 'deserved better than this. Our country deserved better than this' Schiff to Vindman: 'Right does not matter to Trump. But it matters to you' 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.