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“The statement came hours after President Trump tweeted of the sentence prosecutors recommended, ‘This is a horrible and very unfair situation. The real crimes were on the other side, as nothing happens to them. Cannot allow this miscarriage of justice!’ The senior Justice Department official, though, said the decision to revise prosecutors’ recommendation came before Trump’s tweet.” WaPo: Justice Dept. to reduce sentencing recommendation for Trump associate Roger Stone, official says, after president calls it unfair. (The world has been unfair to Roger Stone. Yes, now you’ve officially heard it all…)

+ “Countries with a powerful death penalty [and] a fair but quick trial, they have very little, if any, drug problem. That includes China.” Vice: Trump Says Executing Drug Dealers Is Effective. China Shows He’s Wrong. (Wrong is a pretty generous choice of adjectives…)

+ “People were supposed to have loyalty. Obviously they didn’t.” Buzzfeed: Republicans think President Trump had every right to fire government officials who testified against him.

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