Three federal prosecutors have resigned from the Department of Justice after Attorney General Bill Barr intervened to seek a lighter sentence for Roger Stone after complaints from the president on Twitter.
Aaron Zelinsky was the first prosecutor reported to have resigned, which was quickly followed by reports Jonathan Kravis also resigned.
Multiple outlets are now reporting Adam Jed has become the third prosecutor to resign.
Adam Jed becomes the third Stone prosecutor to withdraw, days before sentencing. pic.twitter.com/P1gT1LUlqL
— Andrew Prokop (@awprokop) February 11, 2020
*Three* of the four career federal prosecutors who worked on the Roger Stone case have now quit the case — one resigning from the DOJ altogether.
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) February 11, 2020
And now prosecutor Adam Jed is out as well.
The fire alarm is well and truly pulled here. pic.twitter.com/bP7XR0x3ai
— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) February 11, 2020