Trump’s thumb on the scale of justice: A Q&A with former US Attorney Paul Fishman

Trump’s thumb on the scale of justice: A Q&A with former US Attorney Paul Fishman

Is President Trump turning the Justice Department into a political weapon to use against his enemies, and to protect his friends?Paul Fishman, the former U.S. Attorney in Newark, believes the answer is “yes” and that America is in danger of becoming an autocracy. He is among more than 2,500 alumnifrom the Department of Justice who signed an open lettercondemning Trump and Attorney General William Barr over White House meddling in the case of Roger Stone, a Trump ally who was convicted of obstruction of justice. Line prosecutors recommended a sentence of 7 to 9 years, but hours after Trump twee...


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