Skip to comments.Roger Stone prosecutors resign from case after DOJ backpedals on sentencing recommendation
Posted on 02/11/2020 1:14:05 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
The lead prosecutor in Roger Stone's criminal case abruptly resigned from the case on Tuesday after the Justice Department said it planned to reduce the recommended sentence for the longtime Trump associate.
The Justice Department was pulling back on its request to sentence Stone to seven to nine years in prison after President Donald Trump blasted the sentencing proposal as "a miscarriage of justice."
The department finds the recommendation extreme and excessive and will clarify its position later today," a senior department official confirmed to NBC News.
After the reports of the imminent softer sentencing recommendation, lead prosecutor Aaron Zelinsky withdrew as a prosecutor in the case. A footnote in his court filing noted that "the undersigned attorney has resigned effective immediately."
Zelinsky, who was a part of former special counsel Robert Mueller's team investigating Russian election interference, is not resigning from the Justice Department but is leaving the Washington, D.C. U.S. Attorneys Office and returning to his old job with the U.S. Attorney in Maryland.
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DOJ Prosecutor Jonathan Kravis has “resigned as an Assistant US Attorney” pic.twitter.com/mdjG6teWEW Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) February 11, 2020
Good riddance to foul trash!
The punk should have been fired.
Never heard of prosecutors resigning.
If the guy did some stuff that was wrong, sentence him to a reasoned amount of time and be done with it.
I don’t think taking nearly ten years out of a guy’s life, for the things he supposedly did, is reasoned. At this age, that might be essentially a death sentence in prison.
Come on... he wasn’t a mob figure.
Perhaps someone else here can make a good case otherwise.
Good! He can shove his recommended sentence up his arse 7 to 9 times before he goes to sleep tonight too!
.don’t let the door hit ya’.....resigning cause the next thing they are gonna do is go after Zelinsky for conspiracy...so he wanted out of there before DOJ got pissed.
After draining him financially to defend himself, they already ruined his life.
These prick Mueller clingon’s should be hung from the light posts along Constitution Avenue, left to rot.
“”””””””Never heard of prosecutors resigning.”””””””””
On Sunday the initial prosecutors for Michael Flynn were also replaced by someone Barr recently installed.
Maybe the “fruit of the poisonous tree” is starting to hit.
I believe in both cases the prosecutors were from the Mueller team.
From what I understand, that’s true.
BREAKING Second prosecutor in Stone cases, Jonathan Kravis, announces in court filing he has resigned as assistant U.S. attorney.
Just one of Mueller’s thugs.
Wow. Things suddenly moving quickly.
Another one. Wow
Running for the tall grass!
Trump did Justice Reform.
Seven to nine years is like a death sentence.
So these lawyers can just decide where they want to work?
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