Barr Says He Was ‘Happy’ Roger Stone Was Convicted, But Thinks Nine Year Prison Proposal Was ‘Very Excessive’

by Chuck Ross

Attorney General William Barr said in an interview Thursday that he was “happy” that Roger Stone was convicted at trial last year, but that he believes that prosecutors’ initial suggestion that the longtime Trump confidante spend up to nine years in prison was too steep.

“It was very excessive,” Barr said of Stone’s sentence recommendation in an interview with ABC News.

“And I didn’t want my department to be behind that. Because I believe that each individual as unsavory as they may be, and I’m not a fan of Roger Stone, but he’s entitled to the particularized and careful application of the law to his case.”

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