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.
"The Justice Department's internal watchdog must investigate the corrupt about-face made at the seeming behest of Donald Trump and call out cronyism within its own ranks," the petition reads.
"But given how compromised disgraced Attorney General William Barr is, we cannot trust the Justice Department to correct its course. The House Judiciary Committee, which has oversight of Barr, must also investigate independently."
The petition is titled "Investigate DOJ's Roger Stone Reversal!" and directed to the Department of Justice Inspector General and the House Judiciary Committee, which is run by Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y.
"Donald Trump has already shown that he thinks he's above the law, and will act accordingly," the petition reads under "what this is important." "But the Justice Department showing preferential treatment for Trump's criminal accomplices is a threat to the country. This turn has come within a week of the Senate GOP refusing to hold Trump accountable for his impeachable offenses.
"If the Department of Justice's Inspector General and the House Judiciary Committee don't act now, Trump will be shown that he is free to bend the law to his whim."
The four federal prosecutors who made the recommendation of seven to nine years in prison for Stone have since withdrawn from the case, and one, an assistant U.S. attorney, has left the Justice Department completely.
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