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Former Trump advisor Roger Stone. Former Trump adviser Roger Stone departs federal court after attending his arraignment in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 29, 2019. (Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM)

Justice Department lawyers late Thursday told a federal judge they aren’t opposing Roger Stone’s request to delay his report date to federal prison due to a department-wide policy on the COVID-19 pandemic and not for any other reasons, one day after a former prosecutor on the case alleged DOJ leadership sought special treatment for the longtime Trump associate.

Stone earlier this week filed the motion to delay his report date to a federal correctional facility from June 30 until Sept. 3, and his attorneys wrote in the filing that government lawyers did not oppose the request.

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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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