Pelosi Accuses Trump of Abuse of Power for a Tweet, Vows to Investigate
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On Thursday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi accused President Trump of "abuse of power" “by engaging in political interference in the sentencing of his associate, Roger Stone” after the President shredded the Department of Justice for their excessive 9-year sentence recommendation for Roger Stone.
“We also saw the president this week demonstrate, once again, that he does have — has no respect for the rule of law," Pelosi said. "His assault on the rule of law by engaging in political interference in the sentencing of his associate, Roger Stone…this is an abuse of power that the president is again trying to manipulate federal law enforcement to serve his political interests.”
Pelosi then hammered Attorney General William Barr. saying that he “has deeply damaged the rule of law by withdrawing the DOJ’s sentencing recommendation, the act of interference in Trump’s retribution against the lead attorney in the Stone case. … This all must be investigated.”
WATCH her press conference below:
Shortly after prosecutors with the Department of Justice recommended a ridiculous prison sentence of nine years for Stone, President Trump spoke out, defending Stone against the wild sentence.
Later on, the Department of Justice announced that they would be reducing the "excessive and unwarranted" sentence which was recommended by their prosecutors.
Now, Democrats want to investigate President Trump for engaging in "political interference" for a tweet.
“By tweet [President Trump] engaged in political interference in the sentencing of Roger Stone,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tweeted on Tuesday. “It is outrageous that DOJ has deeply damaged the rule of law by withdrawing its recommendation. Stepping down of prosecutors should be commended & actions of DOJ should be investigated.”
Check out what the Daily Wire reported:
Pelosi isn’t the only Democratic leader calling for an investigation into Trump’s tweets. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is also demanding action over the Justice Department’s intervention, as reported by The Associated Press, while the man who helmed the impeachment inquiry, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA), is decrying the DOJ’s move as evidence of Trump trying to “cover up his own misconduct.”
The Justice Department intervening “would send an unmistakable message that President Trump will protect those who lie to Congress to cover up his own misconduct, and that the Attorney General will join him in that effort,” said Schiff.
On Tuesday, President Trump fired back at Democrats while speaking to reporters. “I have the absolute right to do it," he said.
“I stay out of things to a degree that people wouldn’t believe, but I didn’t speak to them,” he also noted.
Pelosi isn't the only one who wants to investigate and possibly impeach President Trump for his tweet. During an interview on Wednesday, radical Democratic congressman Eric Swalwell told CNN host Jake Tapper that the House was thinking about impeaching President Trump again.
“Might you impeach him over this, over Roger Stone and the sentencing?” Tapper asked.
“We’re not going to take our options off table,” Swalwell responded. “We don’t wake up in the morning wanting to impeach him. We want to work with him on prescription drugs, background checks and infrastructure. But we’re not going to let him just torch this democracy because he thinks that he’s been let off once and we’re not going to do something about it.”
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