Fact-checking the false claims Trump made in defending Roger Stone

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump made a series of false and misleading claims in tweets and public remarks Tuesday and Wednesday related to the government’s handling of the legal case involving Roger Stone, his longtime adviser, who was convicted in November of lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstructing a congressional investigation. Speaking to reporters Wednesday about the prosecutors who withdrew, Trump said, “Perhaps they were Mueller people.” Facts First: Only two of the four prosecutors who withdrew from the case worked on the team led by special counsel Robert Mueller that investigated ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. The claim that the prosecutors were “exposed” is misleading — they made their sentencing recommendation in a public court filing, not …