It is being reported that the Department of Justice Inspector General is now investigating the department over what happened with the sentencing guidelines in the Roger Stone case.
According to NBC News, DOJ prosecutor Aaron Zelinsky had testified before Congress and revealed that he was pressured by the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia to request a “lighter sentence” for Stone because of his relationship with Donald Trump.
“Zelinsky said the U.S. Attorney, Timothy Shea, was ‘receiving heavy pressure from the highest levels of the Department of Justice to cut Stone a break, and that the U.S. Attorney’s sentencing instructions to us were based on political considerations,’” said NBC News.
Attorney General William Barr himself said that the DOJ’s sentencing recommendations were “too high” and even told prosecutors to rewrite the sentencing document. Prosecutors refused to do so and resigned instead.
According to an NBC source, Zelinsky’s testimony helped trigger the Inspector General’s Office to investigate.
You can read the full report HERE.