U.S. President Donald Trump is denying intervention in his own government’s sentencing recommendation for a political confidant convicted of lying to Congress.
“I stay out of things to a degree that people wouldn’t believe,” Trump replied to a reporter in the Oval Office on Tuesday afternoon. “I didn’t speak to them. I thought the recommendation was ridiculous. I thought the whole prosecution was ridiculous … an insult to our country.”
Federal prosecutors the previous day had recommended a prison sentence of seven to nine years for Roger Stone, a Trump associate who faced charges stemming from then-Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into read more >>>