...Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said on Thursday that the recommended sentence from prosecutors against former President Trump's adviser Roger Stone was "truly absurd" and "extraordinary,"
..."The level of corruption among some of the career professionals is amazing and they're perfectly willing to use that bias," Gingrich told " Fox & Friends."
..."For a guy for whom this is a first offense, a non-violent offense, not drug-related, not violent crime related - to be given as a recommendation a maximum sentence is truly extraordinary," Gingrich said.
...Fox News reported earlier this week that top brass at the Department of Justice were "shocked" that prosecutors handling the Stone case had recommended that U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson reduce the 67-year-old's sentence to between 87 and 108 months in prison.
...Gingrich pushed back on the criticism that President Trump is influencing the Justice Department to reduce Stone's sentence, highlighting that regardless of the matter, the president has "unfettered power" vested in the Constitution to pardon Stone if he chooses to do so.
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