Roger Stone witness alleges Trump targeted prosecutors in 'vile smear job'

A witness in Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneVice chair of Oregon Young Republicans group among those arrested at Capitol Trump supporters show up to DC for election protest DC mayor activates National Guard ahead of pro-Trump demonstrations MORE’s trial is standing by the prosecutors who withdrew from the case, alleging that President TrumpDonald TrumpFacebook temporarily bans ads for weapons accessories following Capitol riots Sasse, in fiery op-ed, says QAnon is destroying GOP Section 230 worked after the insurrection, but not before: How to regulate social media MORE targeted the prosecutors with a “vile smear job.”

Activist and radio host Randy Credico, who has known Stone for years, took to Twitter Wednesday to criticize the president after the Justice Department asked the court to decrease the recommended seven-to-nine-year sentence. 

Four prosecutors on Stone’s case resigned following the recommendation, prompting questions about potential White House interference in the suggested sentencing. 


“As the son of a man who spent 10 years in prison, I have consistantly opposed incarceration,” he posted. “That being said, Trump's vile smear job on the 4 DC prosecutors were appalling and ominous. In my experience, I found them to be professional, moral, ethical and non partisan.”

Credico had previously pleaded to Obama-appointed D.C. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson that Stone would not be sent to jail after he was convicted on seven counts of lying to Congress and witness tampering. 


"I understand that Roger Stone has broken federal laws, but a prison sentence is beyond what is required in this case," Credico, who cited his father’s experience in prison, wrote. "It is not justice. It is cruelty."

The White House and a member of Stone's legal team did not immediately return requests for comment. 

During the trial, prosecutors revealed evidence showing Stone threatened Credico multiple times not to comply with the congressional investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. 

The president and the Justice Department are facing backlash after the department told Jackson the prosecutors’ original recommendation “does not accurately reflect the Department of Justice’s position” and said the sentence should last “far less” time. 

Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerBiden and the new Congress must protect Americans from utility shutoffs 'Almost Heaven, West Virginia' — Joe Manchin and a 50-50 Senate Democrats looking to speed through Senate impeachment trial MORE (D-N.Y.) called for an “emergency hearing” Wednesday  after the Justice Department backtracked on the original suggested sentence. Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiMissouri woman seen with Pelosi sign charged in connection with Capitol riots Boebert communications director resigns amid Capitol riot: report Revising the pardon power — let the Speaker and Congress have voices MORE (D-Calif.) has also requested an investigation.