"There should be an investigation", Ms Pelosi said. However, Attorney General William Barr asked her to leave around February 1 to ensure continuity in the office, and she agreed.
"Not at all. He was treated very badly".
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsay Graham said in a statement that Barr "has my complete confidence" and "is the right man at the right time to reform the department and stand up for the Rule of Law".
Stone was convicted in November a year ago of lying to Congress, witness- tampering and obstruction of justice over his involvement in connection with the release of stolen Democratic emails in 2016.
Following standard, vetted federal sentencing guidelines, the prosecutors had recommend Stone be sentenced 7 to 9 years.
All four Justice Department prosecutors withdrew from the case on Tuesday, with the DOJ submitting a new sentencing recommendation that asked for "far less" jail time than what had been initially recommended for Stone. One of the four quit DOJ altogether - that's how serious this is.
Another staunch Trump ally, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, supported Barr's comments about the tweets.
In the latest case, he used his Twitter pulpit to speak out in defence of veteran Republican consultant Stone.
Jessie Liu, the former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, has resigned from the Treasury Department after having her nomination to a new post in the department withdrawn by the President, CNN reported citing an unnamed administration official. The gulf between the prosecutors and their Justice Department superiors burst into public view the week before Mr.
He has previously been criticised by Democrats and legal experts for seeming to assist Trump during the independent investigation into whether the president was helped by a Russian influence campaign during the 2016 election. Elizabeth Warren, a Democratic presidential candidate, said Barr should resign or face impeachment. Jackson was one of two judges who sentenced former Trump 2016 campaign chair Manafort to prison and tidily dismissed a going-nowhere lawsuit against Clinton over the ginned up Benghazi scandal.
"I don't like this chain of events where you have a ... proceeding, a sentencing, a recommended sentence, the president weighs in and all of the sudden Justice comes back, says 'change the deal.' I think most people would look at that and say 'hmm, that just doesn't look right.' And I think they're right", GOP Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska mentioned on Wednesday.
"He's a fantastic member of the cabinet, he has a very strong relationship with the president", Robert O'Brien told reporters at the White House. Susan Collins, who said last week that she thought Trump would moderate his behaviour after impeachment. The real crimes were on the other side, as nothing happens to them.