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Mark Meadows: Dems 'Playing Politics' in Roger Stone Case

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Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C. (Patrick Semansky/AP)

By    |   Thursday, 13 February 2020 01:46 PM

Democrats' calls for the resignation of Attorney General William Barr over the firestorm about reducing the sentencing recommendation of Roger Stone is one more example of their seeking "every single resignation of every single Trump administration official," Rep. Mark Meadows said Thursday.

"It is one crisis after another," the North Carolina Republican told Fox News' 'America's Newsroom." "We have passed criminal justice reform where we really are trying to make sure that the sentence fits the crime and this is a prime example of where that didn't happen."

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, though, is "again playing politics with a few sound bites and a Twitter feed" with his complaints about the Department of Justice's pushback on a recommendation that Stone, a close friend of President Donald Trump, be sentenced to 7-9 years on his conviction of obstruction and other charges.

Schumer wrote a letter to Barr, telling him that while he has been in office, he has engaged in a pattern of conduct that raises "significant concerns."

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., also called for Barr's resignation, and Meadows said that is not a surprise, considering her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination is "going down the toilet."

Warren is "trying to make one last-ditch effort to try to get some headlines," said Meadows. "They are sending letters and sending out tweets that suggest Bill Barr, who is an honorable man, who is doing a great job, [and] who ultimately will restore the credibility of DOJ, they are attacking him and I'm going to stand by him and the president not because of any political theory, but because it is the right thing to do."

Further, Trump has a right to an opinion, including speaking out about Stone's proposed sentence, said Meadows.

"This whole Russia investigation, I have been involved in that more than any member of Congress and I can tell you that there were a whole lot of things that my Democratic colleagues should be looking at, [but] they look the other way," said Meadows.

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Democrats' calls for the resignation of Attorney General William Barr over the firestorm about reducing the sentencing recommendation of Roger Stone is a political move, Rep. Mark Meadows said.
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