Trump swipes at resigned prosecutors, judge in Roger Stone case

President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden on Trump's refusal to commit to peaceful transfer of power: 'What country are we in?' Romney: 'Unthinkable and unacceptable' to not commit to peaceful transition of power Two Louisville police officers shot amid Breonna Taylor grand jury protests MORE on Tuesday swiped at the prosecutors and judge in the case of longtime confidant Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneThe agony of justice Our Constitution is under attack by Attorney General William Barr Justice IG investigating Stone sentencing: report MORE amid the fallout of the Justice Department's decision to intervene in Stone's sentencing recommendation.

Trump weighed in on the sentencing late Tuesday even as Democrats and critics expressed alarm that the president seemed to be blurring the line between the executive branch and the Department of Justice (DOJ).

"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?" Trump tweeted.

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All four prosecutors who worked on Stone's case resigned Tuesday after the DOJ asked a federal court to reduce the seven- to nine-year prison sentence they had originally recommended. One prosecutor, Aaron Zelinsky, worked on former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE's team.

Stone, a 67-year-old right-wing provocateur, was found guilty in November of lying to Congress and witness tampering related to his efforts to provide the Trump campaign inside information about WikiLeaks in 2016.

The timing of the DOJ's involvement raised questions given that it came hours after Trump ridiculed the initial recommendation as a "miscarriage of justice" and previous accusations from Democrats that Attorney General William BarrBill BarrHarris faces pivotal moment with Supreme Court battle Hillicon Valley: DOJ proposes tech liability shield reform to Congress | Treasury sanctions individuals, groups tied to Russian malign influence activities | House Republican introduces bill to set standards for self-driving cars McCarthy threatens motion to oust Pelosi if she moves forward with impeachment MORE has interceded at times in the president's favor.

The president later told reporters he had not spoken with DOJ officials about Stone's case but insisted he had the right to do so. He declined to say whether he was considering commuting Stone's eventual sentence.

"All starting to unravel with the ridiculous 9 year sentence recommendation!" Trump tweeted Tuesday night.

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Trump late Tuesday also swiped at D.C. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who is overseeing the Stone case, implying she had treated his former campaign chairman unfairly.

"Is this the Judge that put Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortOur Constitution is under attack by Attorney General William Barr Bannon trial date set in alleged border wall scam Conspicuous by their absence from the Republican Convention MORE in SOLITARY CONFINEMENT, something that not even mobster Al Capone had to endure? How did she treat Crooked Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocratic groups using Bloomberg money to launch M in Spanish language ads in Florida The Hill's Campaign Report: Presidential polls tighten weeks out from Election Day More than 50 Latino faith leaders endorse Biden MORE? Just asking!" Trump tweeted.

Manafort was sentenced a year ago to 7 1/2 years in prison after he was convicted on charges of bank and tax fraud and pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge.

Jackson, an Obama appointee, oversaw the conspiracy case against Manafort, sentencing him to 43 months for that charge. During the trial, Manafort's attorneys complained that he had been subject to solitary confinement. Jackson clarified at the time that his location was a result of his lawyers' preferences, according to CNN.

Jackson is scheduled to sentence Stone on Feb. 20.