Trump interference in Roger Stone case is 'abuse of power', Pelosi says

Andrew Buncombe

Nancy Pelosi has blasted Donald Trump’s interference in the sentencing of Roger Stone as an abuse of power.

Hours after the president followed up a previous attack on the prosecutors and judge involved in the case of his longtime friend and veteran Republican operative, he launched a new assault upon the jurors.

Referring to a Fox News story that accused some of the jurors of political bias, he tweeted: “This is not looking good for the “Justice” Department.”

He added: “It looks like the fore person in the jury, in the Roger Stone case, had significant bias.”

At her weekly press conference on Capitol Hill, the House speaker, denounced what she considered the president’s latest misconduct.

“This is an abuse of power that the president is again trying to manipulate federal law enforcement to serve his political interests,” she said.

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