"The fire’s been burning for months." That's how two former U.S. attorneys described what they claim is a steady erosion of the Justice Department's independence from the White House. Just one week after President Donald Trump's acquittal in the Senate's impeachment trial, critics worry he's roaring back with a vengeance, allegedly pressuring officials to ease up on longtime friend Roger Stone and suggesting they take aim at his perceived foes.
What are Trump's allies saying? Former members of his legal team claim he "has the right to react" — especially if he believes the DOJ's original punishment for Stone was too severe.