AG Barr rebukes Trump over tweets: "Makes it impossible for me to do my job"

by Adam Ford · Feb 13th, 2020 6:18 pm

Attorney General Bill Barr said in an ABC News interview Thursday that President Trumps constant tweeting about the Justice Department and ongoing cases "make it impossible for me to do my job," adding "I am not going to be bullied," and "I cannot do my job here at the department with a constant background commentary that undercuts me."

🔦 The comments represent an unprecedented public reprimand by Barr, who has thus far been seen as a Trump ally, toward the president.

Trump had tweeted Wednesday about an ongoing case involving Roger Stone, congratulating Barr for "taking charge" of the case after Trump had voiced his disapproval at the prison sentence suggested for Stone.

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