Roger Stone Prosecutor Abruptly Resigns Shortly After DOJ Says Sentencing Was ‘Extreme’ And ‘Excessive’
A new report revealed on Tuesday that Justice Department prosecutor Aaron Zelinsky, who was in charge of handling the Roger Stone case, has abruptly withdrawn from the case just hours after the DOJ claimed that the original sentencing of Stone was “excessive.”
It was originally reported that the DOJ recommended that Stone should serve seven to nine years in prison. The DOJ seemed to have a change of opinion after Donald Trump went on a 2 a.m. rant claiming that it was an unfair sentence.
After being undercut by Attorney General Bill Barr, Zelinsky appears to be withdrawing officially from the case.
Aaron Zelinsky, who had been a prosecutor in the special counsel's office, has moved to withdraw from Roger Stone's case. pic.twitter.com/3mHkuvgHhz
— Brad Heath (@bradheath) February 11, 2020
It is unknown if Zelinsky left by his own will or if he was forced to resign.