Trump: I Can Intervene In Investigations, But Don’t

Trump: I Can Intervene In Investigations, But Don't
  • The president was one of many outraged by attempts to jail former adviser Roger Stone for up to nine years.
  • Trump was supportive of AG Barr’s decision to seek a shorter sentence.
  • Democrats are protesting at what they see as political interference in the case.
  • A defiant President Trump says he hasn’t intervened in criminal cases up to now – but if he wants to, he has that right.

(NewsReady.com) – As Democrats go crazy about Attorney General Barr’s intervention in the Roger Stone case, President Trump defied the protests and said he has a legal right to intervene in criminal cases but chooses not to – so far.

  • The Left is in an uproar because when federal prosecutors recommended former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone get up to nine years in prison for not cooperating with the Mueller inquiry, the AG overruled them and called for a much lighter sentence. Four federal prosecutors have walked off the Stone case in protest.
  • President Trump was harshly critical of the original sentencing request, pointing out that there are drug dealers and murderers who don’t spend nine years in jail. However, he says he didn’t speak to the Department of Justice about the Stone case.
  • He reminded reporters that the AG himself has said, “The president has never asked me to do anything in a criminal case.”
  • Trump continued, “That doesn’t mean that I do not have, as president, the legal right to do so. I do, but I have so far chosen not to!”
  • Attorney General Barr has been very open about his independence, saying he won’t be pushed around by anyone – including the president. He’s also criticized tweets about ongoing cases, saying he can’t do his job when he’s always being undermined by public discussions. This statement looks like another assertion of independence from the White House.
  • Even if Barr prefers the president not to tweet about what the Justice Department is doing, he should be encouraged by Trump’s support of his intervention in the Stone case.
  • The Left, still smarting from their failure to impeach the president, is now demanding a series of new inquiries. They want investigations of the AG and the president himself, which would tie up the government for weeks, and some of them aren’t ruling out another attempt at impeachment.
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) have been particularly vocal, calling for investigations of just about everything that moves in Washington, DC.
  • Barr’s decision about Stone’s sentencing might have been like a red rag to a bull, but with his words, the president has signaled that he’s had enough of the Left trying to use judges to play politics – and if it doesn’t stop, he has the power to do something about it.

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12 COMMENTS

  1. The democratic party (socialist party) has been absolutely insane with rage ever sense
    They failed to put their Queen on her on her throne in 2016. Don’t expect them to ever forgive President Trump for that defeat. The corrupt will always be corrupt. And they will always call those who voted him into office uneducated and ignorant, of which I am one. Sorry about that.

  2. AG Barr will get it done….he too is wading through a swamp of immoral deviants controlled by the Left. Who would have ever guessed how utterly corrupt the Government became under Democratic rule…. Truly a sad time in Our American History
    Clinton, Obama, Pelosi, Schiff, Schumer, and the rest of them all need to be locked up!!! Their Crimes are evident!!

  3. If I were the President I would wait until someone is convicted before I did anything. If I believed they weren’t treated fairly then I would take care of it. I would state the reasons and people involved so everyone would understand why I felt I had to do it!

  4. Bob, There is no evidence Trump is not allowing Barr to do his job as attorney general. I am very comfortable with President Trump saying what he believes. It is much better for Trump to say things for everybody to see and hear than in a private conversation where the Democrats can make up what he thinks.. The only people who don’t like it are people who don’t like what he is saying. That is okay as well.

  5. The gulf between red and blue states is too wide to ever be healed. It’s time to seriously consider separating. I for one ,want to remain free from the socialist Marxism that the left is pushing on us ,while the so called conservatives tuck tail and run….. cowards!!

  6. We are & will continue to pray for the President, His Cabinet, Administration, and their families.
    The media and Democrat Puppet’s of evil try to influence and enslave this Nation. We Rebuke them.
    God, Families and Country

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