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Trump Is 'Feeling Untouchable,' Advisers and Allies Say

Trump Is 'Feeling Untouchable,' Advisers and Allies Say”

US President Donald Trump has declined to say whether he is considering pardoning longtime adviser Roger Stone, who was found guilty previous year of lying to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering.

A call to investigate the Justice Department's reversal on Roger Stone's recommended sentence for lying to Congress and obstruction has over 109,000 signatures on a MoveOn.org petition.

A senior DOJ official confirmed to Fox News that senior leadership officials there made the call to reverse the initial sentencing recommendation, saying the filing on Monday evening was not only extreme, but also substantially inconsistent with how the prosecutors had briefed DOJ leadership they would proceed on the case.

Stone was convicted in November of a seven-count indictment that accused him of lying to Congress, tampering with a witness and obstructing the House investigation into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russian Federation to tip the 2016 election. DOJ officials have said they made the decision without consulting the president.

"Congress must act immediately to rein in our lawless Attorney General", the MA senator wrote in a tweet.

On Wednesday afternoon, Trump's former campaign advisor Michael Caputo announced that he had founded a committee focused on persuading Trump to pardon his longtime political confidante.

President Donald Trump has shown no signs of contrition over his impeachment for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress-and his acquittal last week has left him feeling untouchable, according to White House aides.

Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA) told CNN anchor Jake Tapper on Wednesday that while Democrats in the House of Representatives do not "wake up in the morning wanting to impeach" President Trump, no options are off the table in response to Roger Stone's new sentencing. He said Stone had been treated badly but declined to say whether he was considering pardoning him.

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On Tuesday, the White House also dropped a top prosecutor who oversaw the Stone case, withdrawing the nomination for Jessie Liu to serve in the Treasury Department.

But on Tuesday, after Trump tweeted that the recommendation was "horrible and very unfair", the Justice Department changed course.

"Trump is going around getting even with people".

Democrats plan to ask Barr about the department's decision to overrule four federal prosecutors on the amount of prison time recommended for Stone.

US Senator Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican and a staunch Trump supporter, said, "I don't think it's appropriate for [Trump] to be commenting on cases in the system".

"The president should not have gotten involved", said Sen.

Stone also waged a "concerted effort" to prevent a witness from testifying before the committee who would "expose the many lies that Stone had told".

"I'm not disturbed about it at all".



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