Without sharing her name, Trump also said it is "my strong opinion that the forewoman for the jury is totally tainted". Prosecutors accused Stone of trying to prevent Credico from contradicting his testimony before a House committee and encouraging him to lie or avoid speaking to congressional investigators or the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
At the time, the panel was investigating whether Trump's campaign conspired with the Russian government to influence the 2016 presidential election.
Barr said that was too harsh. So how did the judge, Amy Berman Jackson, ultimately justify the sentence that she handed down?
All of that said, the judge still did decide to sentence Stone to less than what those prosecutors originally asked.
Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentenced Roger Stone, President Trump's friend and former crony, to serve three years and four months in prison for impeding a congressional investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.
SHAPIRO: As you have chronicled, this sentencing has received so much scrutiny and public debate and attention. Stone quickly deleted the post and he and his lawyers apologized for it.
Their request, Trump said, was "horrible and very unfair" and constituted a "miscarriage of justice".
A new prosecutor apologized in court "for the confusion" on Thursday, arguing there was a "miscommunication". Paul Manafort was sentenced to seven and a half years, Rick Gates to 45 days, and Micheal Cohen getting 3 years for similar charges. Sources have told ABC News that Barr, who called the Stone prosecution "righteous", is seriously considering resigning. However, the Justice Department backed away from that position. "This prosecution is righteous", said Assistant U.S. Attorney John Crabb.
During Thursday's sentencing, Jackson noted that the original sentencing recommendation was "well within the guidelines".
However, prior to the Roger Stone case, it appears that the Justice Department was already low in morale with Barr, as the tensions between colleagues have already existed.
He blamed the competing sentencing memorandums on "miscommunication" between Timothy Shea, the interim United States attorney, and his superiors at Justice Department headquarters. And Judge Jackson made clear that lying to Congress, obstructing a legitimate investigation, is serious business.