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William Barr, U.S. attorney general, speaks during a House Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on July 28, 2020. Barr offered a combative defense of his independence from Donald Trump in testimony before the committee in the Democratic-controlled House for the first time since he became attorney general more than 17 months ago. Photographer: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/Bloomberg

Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday revealed new details about his direct involvement in the sentencing recommendation for longtime Trump ally Roger Stone, including that he was told career prosecutors in the case were threatening to resign if they could not file their original sentencing memo.

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Jacqueline Thomsen

Jacqueline Thomsen, based in Washington, is a reporter covering D.C. federal courts and the legal side of politics. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @jacq_thomsen.

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C. Ryan Barber, based in Washington, covers government affairs and regulatory compliance. Contact him at [email protected]. On Twitter: @cryanbarber

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