Nancy Pelosi: Barr's Involvement In Roger Stone's Case 'Deeply Damaged The Rule Of Law'
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., claimed Attorney General William Barr "deeply damaged the rule of law" by withdrawing the Department of Justice's recommended sentence for Roger Stone.
US Attorney-General William Barr has agreed to testify before the House Judiciary Committee to answer questions about President Donald Trump's close ally Roger Stone.
Stone, a veteran political consultant, was sentenced to seven to nine years in prison for lying to Congress over an investigation into whether Trump's 2016 election campaign had colluded with Russia.
But Barr's Justice Department then said that sentence should be reduced.
Al Jazeera's Kimberly Halkett reports. Delivering her weekly address, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slammed Trump's proposed budget, criticized his tax cut policy, and spoke out against his tweeting about the DOJ taking over the Roger Stone case. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi condemns President Trump's intervention in the sentencing of his former associate, Roger Stone. She says the president "has no respect for the rule of law" and she calls his intervention in the case "an abuse of power." The president tweeted congratulations to Attorney General William Barr for "taking charge of a case that was totally out of control."