Sen. McConnell thinks President Trump should listen to Barr's advice on tweeting

by Bryan Brammer · Feb 14th, 2020 11:57 am

During an interview on "Special Report with Bret Baier," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) shared that he believes President Trump should listen to Attorney General William Barr when he says that Trump's tweets are prohibiting Barr from doing his job.

Barr told ABC News that it is time for Trump to stop tweeting about Department of Justice criminal cases.

"The public statements and tweets . . . make it impossible to do my job and to assure the courts and the prosecutors in the department that we are doing our work with integrity," Barr said on Thursday.

McConnell reiterated Barr's point, saying Trump should listen to the attorney general.

"The attorney general has said it's making it difficult for him to do his job. I think the president ought to listen to the attorney general," McConnell said. "The president made a wise selection in picking Bill Barr. I think he ought to listen to him."

The White House responded to Barr's criticism of President Trump's persistent tweets, saying it is within the attorney general's right to publicly offer his opinion on the president.