U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentenced political operative Roger Stone to more than three years in prison for obstructing a Congressional investigation into Trump’s connections to Russia.

The sentencing follows the resignation of four federal prosecutors after Attorney General William Barr overturned their decision to request sentencing Stone to seven-to-nine years.

Over 2000 former Justice Department officials, from both parties, have signed a letter that accuses Barr of politicizing the department and disregarded his Constitutional duties as the chief-law-enforcer overseeing the case.

The letter also alleges that Barr has offered President Donald Trump preferential treatment, and fallen victim to Trump’s social media bullying.

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Trump had tweeted that the entire case was “Disgraceful!” and a “Horrible and unfair situation.” He also attacked the federal prosecutors involved in the case, calling them “rogue prosecutors.”

 

Judge Jackson went out of her way to castigate the president. “[Stone] was not prosecuted for standing up for the president,” she said. “He was prosecuted for covering up for the president.”

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