People For the American Way

PFAW: Trump, DOJ Action in Stone Case “Reeks of Corruption”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 12, 2020

Contact: Laurie Kinney at People For the American Way

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 202-467-2307

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today there are reports that all four government prosecutors assigned to the Roger Stone case have withdrawn, in the wake of the Justice Department submitting a memo overriding the sentencing recommendations of the career prosecutors and Donald Trump’s complaint that the sentence they recommended for Stone was “unfair.” People For the American Way Executive Vice President for Policy and Program Marge Baker released the following statement:

“Anyone who thought Donald Trump’s behavior would be more circumspect after his impeachment was immediately proven wrong today, as this action in the Roger Stone case by Trump and his Justice Department absolutely reeks of corruption. It is hard to see this as anything other than blatant political interference by the president in a criminal case involving a crony, and we agree with the Senate Democratic leader, Sen. Schumer, that it demands an immediate investigation.”

About People For the American Way

People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and build a democratic society that implements the ideals of freedom, equality, opportunity and justice for all. We encourage civic participation, defend fundamental rights, and fight to dismantle systemic barriers to equitable opportunityLearn more: http://www.pfaw.org.