President Donald Trump Tuesday declared that a federal government recommendation to put his longtime confidant Roger Stone in prison for up to nine years is a "very horrible and unfair situation."
"The real crimes were on the other side, as nothing happens to them," the president tweeted, commenting on a link he shared from a story in The Daily Caller about the proceedings against Stone.
"Cannot allow this miscarriage of justice!" Trump added.
Stone was convicted in November after a seven-count indictment accused him of lying to Congress, obstructing the House investigation into whether the president's 2016 campaign coordinated with Russia, and tampering with a witness. He's set to be sentenced next week and will be the sixth Trump advisor or aide to be convicted through special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian inference in the 2016 U.S. election.
Prosecutors said in their sentencing filing that Stone should be sentenced to a minimum of 87 months in jail because "foreign election interference is the 'most deadly adversary of republican government,'" reports The Daily Caller, which pointed out that Stone wasn't charged with directly dealing with Russia.
The federal prosecutors said Stone should serve additional time for threatening messages he sent to comedian Randy Credico, who he pressured to invoke his Fifth Amendment right to avoid testifying about their talks concerning WikiLeaks.
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