Just a day after prosecutors recommended Trump confidante Roger Stone get a seven-to-nine-year sentence for charges stemming from Robert Mueller’s Russian probe, the Justice Department reportedly has intervened reduce what it views as “extreme, excessive and grossly disproportionate” recommendation, a department official said.

Stone, who prosecutors condemned for a "direct and brazen attack on the rule of law," was convicted on seven counts, including obstruction, witness tampering and lying to Congress.

During his last fall, former Trump Deputy Campaign Manager and convicted felon Rick Gates, said Stone served as a liaison between the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks, which published a steady stream of hacked DNC emails, stolen by Russia and used to damage Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2016.

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