A lead prosecutor on the Roger Stone case, Aaron Zelinsky, abruptly resigned from the case after the DOJ said it would claw back a sentence recommendation issued yesterday. NBC:
The lead prosecutor in longtime self-described political dirty trickster Roger Stone’s criminal case abruptly resigned on Tuesday after the Justice Department said it planned to reduce the recommended sentence for the longtime Trump associate.
The Justice Department pulled back on its request to sentence Stone to seven to nine years in prison after President Donald Trump blasted the sentencing proposal as “a miscarriage of justice.”
“The department finds the recommendation extreme and excessive and will clarify its position later today,” a senior department official confirmed to NBC News.
Good for him. Barr is openly corrupting the DOJ to protect Trump and his criminal cronies. Career DOJ people will have to stand up for the integrity of the organization if they truly believe it’s worth defending.
ETA: Another resignation:
Another Roger Stone prosecutor — Jonathan Kravis — "has resigned as an Assistant United States Attorney and therefore no longer represents the government in this case."
— Jesse Rodriguez (@JesseRodriguez) February 11, 2020