A former prosecutor in the case of longtime Trump associate Roger Stone will testify that he and other career prosecutors were told to reduce their recommended sentence for Stone because the acting U.S. attorney at the time was “afraid of the president.”

Aaron Zelinsky, who previously work on Special Counsel Robert Mueller III’s investigation, will make the remarks at a House Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday titled “Oversight of the Department of Justice: Political Interference and Threats to Prosecutorial Independence,” according to a copy of his written opening statement released Tuesday.