After Trump Tweet, DOJ Softens Sentencing Recommendation For POTUS Ally Hours after the Justice Department intervened to seek a shorter sentence for Roger Stone, the four federal prosecutors who secured his conviction withdrew from the case.

Stone was convicted in November on charges of lying to Congress, obstructing its investigation and witness tampering. Judge Amy Berman Jackson has the ultimate authority to hand down the sentence in his case.

This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, Justice Department correspondent Ryan Lucas, and White House correspondent Tamara Keith.

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After Trump Tweet, DOJ Softens Sentencing Recommendation For POTUS Ally

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After Trump Tweet, DOJ Softens Sentencing Recommendation For POTUS Ally

After Trump Tweet, DOJ Softens Sentencing Recommendation For POTUS Ally

After Trump Tweet, DOJ Softens Sentencing Recommendation For POTUS Ally

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Hours after the Justice Department intervened to seek a shorter sentence for Roger Stone, the four federal prosecutors who secured his conviction withdrew from the case.

Stone was convicted in November on charges of lying to Congress, obstructing its investigation and witness tampering. Judge Amy Berman Jackson has the ultimate authority to hand down the sentence in his case.

This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, Justice Department correspondent Ryan Lucas, and White House correspondent Tamara Keith.

More from the NPR Politics Team:
Scott Detrow on Short Wave, NPR's daily science podcast, talking about where leading Democratic presidential contenders stand on climate policy.

Danielle Kurtzleben on NPR's Throughline, discussing the history of women running for president of the United States.

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Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.
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