AG says Trump commenting on DOJ cases makes his job impossible

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In an exclusive interview, Attorney General Bill Barr told ABC News on Thursday that President Donald Trump “has never asked me to do anything in a criminal case” but should stop tweeting about the Justice Department because his tweets “make it impossible for me to do my job.”

“I think it’s time to stop the tweeting about Department of Justice criminal cases,” Barr told ABC News Chief Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas.

When asked if he was prepared for the consequences of criticizing the president – his boss – Barr said “of course” because his job is to run the Justice Department and make decisions on “what I think is the right thing to do.”

“I’m not going to be bullied or influenced by anybody … whether it’s Congress, a newspaper editorial board, or the president,” Barr said. “I’m gonna do what I think is right. And you know … I cannot do my job here at the department with a constant background commentary that undercuts me.”

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The President was sticking up for his friend Roger Stone and insisted the sentence was absurd. Just the same, he made life difficult for an ally, Bill Barr.

Lindsey Graham also wants him to stop tweeting about cases.

Mitch McConnell said today that the President should listen to Barr’s advice.

Early this morning, the President tweeted this:

What do you think?


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