"Department of Justice officials discovered that the very first, quite stiff recommendation from prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington to be" excess", according to this Associated Press.
"The Department was shocked to see the sentencing recommendation in the filing in the Stone case last night", the DOJ official reportedly told Fox.
Stone's sentencing recommendation isn't the first to raise eyebrows.
Former Trump Advisor Roger Stone's prosecution has moved to the center of today's news cycle, as the possibility of the Department of Justice overturning Stone's sentence is rumored.
His arrest came as part of Robert Mueller's Russian interference probe, which found that Stone had made efforts to obtain emails hacked by Russia.
Prosecutors charged that Stone lied to Congress about his conversations about WikiLeaks with NY radio host Randy Credico - who had scored an interview with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in 2016 - and conservative writer and conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi.
But it was Trump's Twitter plea, calling out the "horrible and very unfair situation" in which his former campaign ally had found himself, that got Stone's plight trending among the #MAGA contingent. "The sentencing recommendation was not what had been briefed to the Department". Normally, United States attorneys have wide latitude to recommend sentences on cases that they prosecuted.
The self-proclaimed "dirty trickster" was convicted of crimes that include obstruction of justice, lying to Congress and witness tampering.
Trump also shared tweets from other users who were concerned over the recommendation from prosecutors.
Stone has denied wrongdoing and consistently criticized the case against him as politically motivated. The order was issued after Stone posted a photo on Instagram appearing to show crosshairs next to a picture of Judge Amy Berman Jackson.
During the 2016 project, Stone had actually pointed out in meetings as well as public looks that he touched with Assange with a relied on intermediary as well as meant inside expertise of WikiLeaks' strategies. In emails and texts, Stone told Credico among other things: "Prepare to die", "You're a rat".
He averaged 23.6 points per game for the injury-wrecked Warriors, a career high after coming in an offseason trade with Brooklyn. Karl-Anthony Towns needed a point guard, and he probably needed a friend, too.
Yet, Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Raphael Bostic on Monday said his outlook for the US economy was unmoved by the virus. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index dropped 7.7%, its biggest decline since 2015, wiping out $393 billion in market value.
In another tweet , he said: "Past outcomes are being second guessed and even future games will be cast in doubt". The Astros hired Luhnow, a former Cardinals executive, as their GM heading into the 2012 season.
Princess Eugenie is "very proud" of her sister Princess Beatrice , after further details of her upcoming wedding were announced. A source has confirmed the princess will have a "low-key" special day, which is what the royal couple wanted from the get-go.
Vanessa Bryant posted a graphic on Instagram morning to announce the service, a day after reports surfaced about the memorial. The remains of all the victims were released to their families on Monday, the Los Angeles County coroner's office said.
The letter says they will be screened for any signs of the virus and those with symptoms will not be allowed to board the plane. Wuhan is the centre of the outbreak of the new coronavirus, which has sickened more than 28,000 and killed 563 in China.
But instead the Knicks are headed for a seventh consecutive season with a losing record and no playoff appearance. In six-plus season's as either the team's president or GM, the Knicks were a league-worst 178-365.
As of early Tuesday, the coronavirus death toll in China stood at 425 with the number of confirmed cases exceeding 20,000. Australia, Italy, Japan, Russia and Singapore have announced similar travel restrictions as the U.S.
Rage Against The Machine announces Cleveland concert
Rage Against The Machine have announced a "world tour", although dates are only North America and Europe so far . Rage Against the Machine had already announced a string of U.S. shows including a Coachella headline slot .
Trump Lifts Limbaugh's Spirits With US Medal of Freedom
The "sentiments" and "thoughts" that people have shared with him "makes me one of the luckiest people alive", Limbaugh said. Many Democrats in the House tonight clearly were upset by Trump's decision to honor Limbaugh and chanted "no".
US Senate Holds Final Vote on Trump's Impeachment
The two had not seen each other since October, when Pelosi abruptly left a White House meeting after lecturing a scowling Trump. Jones is considered the most endangered Democrat in this November's elections, so his decision is significant.
What Is The New Hampshire Primary and Why Does It Matter?
She told me this was the first campaign event she'd ever been to because no politician had ever affected her like Bernie Sanders. At a fundraiser Wednesday night in Manhattan's Flatiron District, Buttigieg touted his narrow lead in the Iowa caucus .
Hong Kong to quarantine any arrival from mainland
United Airlines said on Monday it was moving up its suspension of US-bound flights from mainland China by one day to Tuesday. Cathay Pacific's flight attendants' union said later on Wednesday that it will discuss the company's request internally.
Netanyahu holds landmark meeting with Sudan leader
Since then both Egypt and Jordan have recognised the country, though other Arab and many Muslim countries still do not. In a phone call a day earlier, Pompeo invited Burhan to visit the US later in the year.
Huawei might be really done with Google Play Services
This is basically what the company said it would do around the time it first started talking about developing HarmonyOS . Fei was firm that Huawei has ruled out a return to Google's app and service ecosystem even if it was on the table.
Believe in miracles: Federer after advancing in Aus Open
In the last set, Sangren was no match to Federer as the six-time Australian Open champion closed the match by winning it 6-3. The big problem now will be whether Federer can recover, physically, for the semifinal, which will come after two days rest.