Justice Department exerted political influence to push for lighter sentence in Roger Stone case, former prosecutor says

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A government lawyer says he resigned from the team prosecuting longtime Trump confidante Roger Stone because the Justice Department inappropriately pushed for a more lenient sentence.

“I have never seen political influence play a role in prosecutorial decision making, with one exception: United States v. Roger Stone,” said federal prosecutor Aaron Zelinsky in testimony prepared for a hearing Wednesday before the House Judiciary Committee.

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