“Attorney General” de facto Trump Personal Lawyer Barr says Trump’s tweets ‘make it impossible for me to do my job’

Attorney General William Barr says Trump’s tweets ‘make it impossible for me to do my job’
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After stating, “I will make those decisions based on what I think is the right thing to do, and I’m not going to be bullied or influenced by anybody … whether it’s Congress, a newspaper editorial board, or the president,” AG William Barr went on to say that he is being bullied by the president, and conceded that he can’t do his job in a stunning admission to ABC News. CNBC reports:

Attorney General William Barr said Thursday that President Donald Trump should stop tweeting about the Department of Justice, complaining that the president’s comments “make it impossible for me to do my job.” Barr’s unusual critique of his boss came in an ABC News interview . The remarks followed days of sharp criticism of Barr , Trump and the DOJ by congressional Democrats over the department’s decision to reverse a harsh sentencing recommendation for Trump’s friend, Republican political consultant Roger Stone. “I think it’s time to stop the tweeting about Department of Justice criminal cases,” Barr told ABC News Chief Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas. “I will make those decisions based on what I think is the right thing to do, and 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 going to do what I think is right,” Barr said. “I cannot do my job here at the department with a constant background commentary that undercuts me.” Trump’s tweets, “make it impossible for me to do my job and to assure the courts and the prosecutors in the department that we’re doing our work with integrity,” he said. The White House declined CNBC’s request for comment on Barr’s remarks. The four prosecutors who handled Stone’s trial on Monday night told a judge in a court filing that Stone should serve between seven to nine years in prison, the same span called for under […]

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