Politics 'Complicated things': Trump impeachment lawyer scolds him for tweeting about Roger Stone case

06:15  17 february  2020
06:15  17 february  2020 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

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Trump responds to Barr: I have 'legal right' to intervene in criminal cases – live. Stone was convicted in November of tampering with a witness and obstructing the congressional investigation into The president’s fresh assertion of his right to tweet on judicial issues is likely to further complicate the

Trump denies it, and the case lately has been complicated further by questions over possible juror The latest Democratic fervor comes after four career prosecutors withdrew from the Stone case Lead impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff ripped Trump for trying to influence the judicial system.

A Trump impeachment defense lawyer chided the president for tweeting his congratulations to Attorney General William Barr for "taking charge" of the case against his longtime associate Roger Stone.

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Attorney Robert Ray, who served on the White House defense team during President Trump's Senate impeachment trial, joined radio show The Cats Roundtable on Sunday and weighed in on Trump's tweet, saying it "complicated things."

"I do think that the attorney general … did send a strong message that when you have sensitive matters like a sentencing before a court where someone’s liberty is at stake, it’s important that the executive branch speak with one voice," he said. "I think that the president’s tweets under the circumstances complicated things and … are better left for a time that is not so sensitive."

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Last week, the Department of Justice announced that it plans to scale back Stone's sentencing recommendation after prosecutors initially called for him to serve seven to nine years in prison for obstruction, witness tampering, and lying to Congress. Following the announcement, the four U.S. prosecutors assigned to the case resigned in protest while Trump tweeted, "Congratulations to Attorney General Bill Barr for taking charge of a case that was totally out of control and perhaps should not have even been brought."

The president faced backlash from Democrats over the tweet, with some suggesting he could be impeached a second time for allowing the DOJ to intervene in the Stone case. Barr himself criticized Trump for the tweet, saying the president's social media use makes it "impossible for me to do my job." Republican Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy also scolded Trump, adding, "This is a case where tweeting less would not cause brain damage."

Trump maintains online criticism of Stone case, despite AG Barr's plea to stop .
President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday morning, further pushing criticism of the judge in the Roger Stone case, while also bashing the Mueller investigation.In his daily twitter rant, he also complained about the results of the Robert Mueller investigation, which concluded last summer.

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