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Sen. Kyrsten Sinema requests DOJ investigate Trump, Stone controversy

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PHOENIX — Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona has requested that the Department of Justice Office of the Inspetor General investigate the Trump Administration over “sentencing recommendations of Roger Stone.”

In a letter addressed to Inspector General Michael Horowitz, Sen. Sinema also expressed her “concern” over “personnel decisions” made within the DOJ.

Sen. Sinema’s letter follows the DOJ and Attorney General William Barr’s recent announcement that the department would be seeking a lighter sentence for Stone, after it was recommended by DOJ prosecutors that the former Trump associate serve seven to nine years in prison for lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstructing a congressional investigation.

“It is unclear if the change in course occured before or after President Trump tweeted that the suggested sentence for Mr. Stone was ‘unfair,’ or to what extent personal or political considerations influenced the sentencing recommendation change,” she wrote to Horowitz.

Following AG Barr’s reaction to the DOJ attorneys’ prior handling of the Stone case, all four prosecutors resigned.

Sen. Sinema concluded her letter by claiming “independent and impartial application of the law” may have been violated if indeed criminal proceedings were impeded by the Trump Administration.

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