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Trump ally Roger Stone sentenced to 40 months on convictions of lying to Congress, witness tampering

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2019 file photo, Roger Stone arrives at Federal Court for his federal trial in Washington.  The Justice Department said Tuesday it will take the extraordinary step of lowering the amount of prison time it will seek for Roger Stone, an announcement that came just hours after President Donald Trump complained that the recommended sentence for his longtime ally and confidant was very horrible and unfair."  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2019 file photo, Roger Stone arrives at Federal Court for his federal trial in Washington. The Justice Department said Tuesday it will take the extraordinary step of lowering the amount of prison time it will seek for Roger Stone, an announcement that came just hours after President Donald Trump complained that the recommended sentence for his longtime ally and confidant was very horrible and unfair." (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) (Copyright 2018 the Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Special Report: Roger Stone sentence announced

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Roger Stone, a staunch ally of President Donald Trump, has been sentenced to 40 months in prison on his convictions for witness tampering and lying to Congress.

Thursday’s action in federal court comes amid Trump’s unrelenting defense of his longtime confidant that has led to a mini-revolt inside the Justice Department and allegations the president has interfered in the case.

Trump has denounced as a “miscarriage of justice” the initial recommendation by Justice Department prosecutors that Stone receive at least seven years in prison.

Attorney General William Barr then backed off that recommendation, prompting four prosecutors to quit Stone’s case. Stone chose not to address the court at his sentencing. away from you.”