( CNN) By this writing, four “prosecutors ” have withdrawn from the prosecution team of Trump confidant Roger Stone after the Justice Department reversed its sentencing recommendation for Stone, who was convicted on seven charges last year that came out of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. These included lying to Congress and to investigators under oath, as well as witness tampering.

At least one attorney appears to have abruptly endedhis assignment as a Special Assistant United State Attorney to the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia, where the Stone case was based, and will return to his home office in Baltimore. Another has resigned his position as an Assistant United States Attorney — a life-altering act of professional repercussion conveyed to the court in a one-sentence filing.

Did the prosecutors sever themselves from the example because Department of Justice management disagreed with their initial recommendation? Probably not — prosecutors and departmental leaders disagree all the time.

Reporter to Trump: Did you ask DOJ about Roger Stone?