US President Donald Trump1 faced fresh accusations2 of abuse of power Tuesday after appearing to pressure the Justice Department to seek a lighter3 prison sentence for his longtime political aide Roger Stone. 美国总统特朗普本周二面临滥用职权的最新指控，此前他似乎向司法部施加压力以求为他的长期政治助理罗杰·斯通减轻处罚。
Stone was convicted in November last year of lying to Congress, tampering4
with a witness and obstructing5
the House investigation6
into whether the Trump campaign coordinated7
with Russia to cheat in the 2016 election.
Four government attorneys who prosecuted8
Stone resigned from the case after their original sentence proposal for seven to nine years was reversed by the department following a critical late-night tweet from Trump.
Trump turned his ire late Tuesday on the judge in Stone's case, Amy Berman Jackson, suggesting she had shown bias9
against the president's 2016 campaign manager, Paul Manafort, who has been imprisoned10
on multiple counts of fraud and other charges.
"Is this the Judge that put Paul Manafort in SOLITARY11 CONFINEMENT12
, something that not even mobster Al Capone had to endure? How did she treat Crooked13
Hillary Clinton? Just asking!" Trump tweeted.
Manafort was held in a self-contained suite14
in prison, Jackson said during his prosecution15
, dismissing the defense16
team's claim that he was in solitary confinement as "disingenuous17
Trump's extraordinary intervention18
threw the Justice Department into turmoil19
amid allegations that Attorney General Bill Barr was doing Trump's bidding rather than defending an independent justice system.
Senior House Democrat20
Adam Schiff said Trump's apparent interference threatened the rule of law.
"It would be a blatant21
abuse of power if President Trump has in fact intervened to reverse the recommendations of career prosecutors22
at the Department of Justice," Schiff said. "Doing so would send an unmistakable message that President Trump will protect those who lie to Congress to cover up his own misconduct, and that the attorney general will join him in that effort."