The president posted a slew of tweets criticizing prosecutors’ recommendation that Stone should face seven to nine years behind bars for witness tampering and lying to Congress ― charges stemming from former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
“Do you realize intimidating judges is the behavior of failed-state fascists?” Clinton asked her 2016 election rival Trump on Twitter.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), meanwhile, accused Trump of engaging “in political interference in” the sentencing of Stone.
“It is outrageous that DOJ has deeply damaged the rule of law by withdrawing its recommendation,” Pelosi tweeted. “Stepping down of prosecutors should be commended & actions of DOJ should be investigated.”