...After the Department of Justice sought a shorter prison sentence for Roger Stone, Congressional Democrats called for investigations into whether President Donald Trump improperly pressured the department to seek a lighter sentence for a political ally.
...Swalwell suggested that there may not be direct evidence that Trump ordered Attorney General William Barr to intervene in the case.
...Instead, Swalwell said that Trump uses "Mob-like ways" to communicate to subordinates what he wants them to do.
...A spokesperson for the Justice Department said the department was already considering seeking a shorter sentence before Trump tweeted his outrage at the requested prison sentencing.
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