Kamala Harris Drops Hand Grenade On Lindsey Graham’s Lap By Demanding William Barr Testify Over Stone Sentencing

Kamala Harris Drops Hand Grenade On Lindsey Graham's Lap By Demanding William Barr Testify Over Stone Sentencing


Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris is demanding that Attorney General William Barr testify publicly over the Justice Department’s decision to reduce the recommended sentence for Trump associate Roger Stone.

Harris is asking Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) to call Barr before the panel, of which she is a member, Politico reports.

“I request that you immediately schedule a hearing for Attorney General William Barr to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee so that the committee and the American people can understand the Justice Department’s decision to overrule its career prosecutors in this case,” Harris wrote in a letter to Graham.

The Justice Department on Tuesday asked a federal court to sentence Stone to “far less” than seven to nine years in prison — the time frame federal prosecutors had recommended on Monday.

The California Democrat’s request comes after the Justice Department asked a federal court to sentence Stone to “far less” than seven to nine years in prison — the time frame federal prosecutors had recommended on Monday.

The DOJ’s revised sentencing recommendation occurred after President Donald Trump tweeted that the initial recommendation was “horrible and very unfair” declaring that it should not be allowed.

“The Justice Department’s decision to overrule its career prosecutors, immediately after President Trump’s tweet, calls into question the independence and integrity of our legal system,” Harris wrote in a letter to Graham. “Failure to meet basic oversight responsibilities in the face of such alarming news would send a signal to this and future administrations that the Senate no longer conducts itself as a co-equal branch of government.”

Trump said on Tuesday that he has the “absolute right” to instruct the Justice Department to change its sentence.

“I’d be able to do it if I wanted. I have the absolute right to do it. I stay out of things,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office, according to The Hill.








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