In commuting Stone’s sentence, the president went against the recommendation of his own Justice Department.
Michael Flynn, who served as Trump’s first national security adviser, had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.
U.S. Attorney General William Barr has taken extraordinary measures to protect Trump.
The firing came less than a day after the prosecutor disputed William Barr’s claims that he had resigned voluntarily.
“Black Lives Matter v. Trump,” a potentially historic suit, litigates an alleged chemical weapons attack on U.S. soil.
Barr now has “federal troops” on the street in D.C. with no badges or insignia.
McConnell blocked the passage of a resolution condemning Trump for violating protesters’ constitutional rights.
A secret Bureau of Prisons policy has kept all but 1.8 percent of federal prisoners behind bars, where the virus rages.
The amendments could guarantee the ability of an incumbent administration to spy on its political opponent.
To critics, Barr’s response was a clear betrayal of the standards that should be upheld by the Justice Department.