What I heard repeatedly was that Roger Stone was being treated differently from any other defendant because of his relationship to the President. I was told that the Acting US Atty for DC Timothy Shea was receiving heavy pressure from the highest levels of @TheJusticeDept
The DEA is generally limited to enforcing drug-related federal crimes, but the agency’s acting administrator, Timothy Shea, asked for and received permission “to perform other law enforcement duties.”
tl;dr: The same guy, Timothy Shea, who argued that Flynn was railroaded is now putting the full weight of the DEA's authority into domestic surveillance totally outside of its intended investigative authority. And he never went before the Senate to get confirmed to either job.
Sullivan says DOJ's filing to change course on the Flynn case raises several "notable" issues, including that the only person to sign the doc was then-US atty for DC Timothy Shea, "who has since left the post." He also brings up the missing ex-Mueller line prosecutors.
D.C.'s new U.S. attorney Timothy Shea is in political firestorm overseeing cases involving Trump's friends and foes