The Inspector General’s Office of the has into officials’ interference in the sentencing of long-time confidant and , sources have told NBC News.
The probe is reportedly examining the details of what happened in February when prosecutors said DOJ bosses applied “” to ensure a far lighter sentence for Stone than what was initially planned.
Attorney General William Barr ultimately intervened to override prosecutors’ recommendation of seven to nine years for Stone to ask for a lighter sentence. All four prosecutors then quit the case in dissent.
The current probe was triggered by complaints from lead prosecutor Aaron Zelinsky to Congress, a source told NBC.
Zelinsky that Timothy Shea, the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia