Another one bites the dust.
Courtesy of NBC News:
The former U.S. attorney whose office oversaw the Roger Stone prosecution resigned from the Trump administration on Wednesday, two days after President Donald Trump abruptly withdrew her nomination for a top job at the Treasury Department.
Jessie Liu had headed the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C., which oversaw several cases that originated with former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, including prosecutions of longtime Trump associate Stone and former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Liu was moved from the U.S. attorney’s office after Trump nominated her to serve as the Treasury Department’s undersecretary for terrorism and financial crimes, a top position overseeing economic sanctions.
On the day Liu left, the Justice Department submitted a softer sentencing recommendation for Flynn, who had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. The new filing said prosecutors believed probation would be an appropriate sentence for Flynn. They had previously asked that he spend up to six months behind bars.
A similar scenario played out in a more spectacular way in Stone’s this case week. After prosecutors on the case recommended a seven-to-nine-year sentence for Stone on Monday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office abruptly changed course the next day, saying that amount of time would be “excessive” and that Stone should get a lesser sentence.
Stone’s entire prosecution team resigned from the case in protest.
I think it is pretty clear that Liu’s name was removed from the list for that Treasury job simply because Trump blamed her for the recommendation that Stone serve 7 to 9 years in prison.
Keep in mind that Stone was convicted of seven felonies.
This is just another round of retaliations.
Hell, Trump is now even attacking the jury foreman.
Now it looks like the fore person in the jury, in the Roger Stone case, had significant bias. Add that to everything else, and this is not looking good for the “Justice” Department. @foxandfriends @FoxNews
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 13, 2020
This long ago left sublime in the dust, and is now firmly embedded in the ridiculous.