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Trump Denies Applying Pressure to Change Sentencing Recommendation for Stone

FILE - Roger Stone, former campaign adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, arrives for the continuation of his trial on charges of lying to Congress, obstructing justice and witness tampering, at U.S. District Court in Washington, Nov. 15, 2019.

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 >>>

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