By Sarah N. Lynch and Diane Bartz
WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) - The federal office that led
the prosecution of President Donald Trump's friend Roger Stone
received "heavy pressure from the highest levels of the
Department of Justice" to ease its sentencing recommendation,
career prosecutor Aaron Zelinsky plans to tell Congress,
according to his prepared remarks.
Zelinsky, who withdrew from the Roger Stone case, will
testify on Wednesday before the House of Representatives
Judiciary Committee about political pressures that his office
He will appear alongside John Elias, a career antitrust
lawyer who separately will testify about political interference
in antitrust cases involving marijuana companies and the auto
(Reporting by Sarah N. Lynch and Diane Bartz; editing by
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