U.S. Atty. Gen. William Barr says President Trump’s tweets have made it ‘impossible for me to do my job’
Attorney General William Barr said President Donald Trump’s tweets and public comments about the Justice Department and ongoing cases make his job “impossible.”“To have public statements and tweets made about the department, about our people in the department, our men and women here, about cases pending in the department, and about judges before whom we have cases, 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,” Barr said in an interview with ABC News on Thursday. “It’s time to stop the tweeting about Department of Justice criminal cases,” Barr added, in what amounted to a rare public rebuke of the president by one of his most trusted Cabinet members. Barr spoke publicly for the first time since his department was thrust into a crisis when it reversed course this week on a recommendation about how long Roger Stone, one of Trump’s longtime associates, should go to prison for witness tampering and lying to Congress. Advertisement The move prompted four career prosecutors to quit the case but earned Barr praise from Trump, fueling criticism that the Justice Department has become politicized and is more focused on protecting the president’s political allies than maintaining independence. “Congratulations to Attorney General Bill Barr for taking charge of a case that was totally out of control and perhaps should not have even been brought,” Trump tweeted after the new recommendation was made. On Monday, the prosecutors had asked the judge overseeing the case to sentence Stone to seven to nine years in prison. The next day, after the president had tweeted his opposition to the recommendation, the department switched gears and said that Stone should serve three to four years. The department also called on the judge in the case to account for the 67-year-old Stone’s “advanced age, health, personal circumstances, and lack of criminal history.” The attorney general said he’d already decided to reduce the recommended sentence that was filed by prosecutors on Monday but then had to consider the effect of Trump appearing to dictate to the department. Advertisement Barr blasts Trump's tweets on Stone case: 'Impossible for me to do my job': ABC News Exclusive Read more: Los Angeles Times
He said Congress and mentioned other people first. Then you twisted it. Fire this clown realDonaldTrump Barr complaining he can’t do his job because of your tweets. Really? If the MSM were willing to provide unbiased news reports then Trump could ignore Twitter just as Obama was able to do. IMO 1st: ABCNews w/Interview w/ AG Barr is shadow banning most positive comments,use 2 devices+see for yourself.2nd : AG Barr TheJusticeDept is right , but Stone Trial is a fraud w/ Evidence of tainted Jurors, at least 2 of them were fixed .Stone deserves a new Fair Trial,imo.
Resign Barr or is this another smoke screen to make us believe you are independent? Gtfoh...boo hoo...what a lie Is he implying that trump’s tweets have the mystical power to hinder his work? His job as president's obeying puppet? He is the next to be ousted! It is never to late for any of them. Indeed! All they have to do is renounce Trump as the criminal he is, mean it, and then prove they mean it. Woe unto them who backslide. Extreme woe and dread upon them.
Bill, that is what you get for letting realDonaldTrump open your back channel so RudyGiuliani can feed it his propaganda.
Trump praises AG William Barr after Roger Stone sentencing reversal leads 4 prosecutors to quitTrump, in a tweet, congratulated Attorney General William Barr 'for taking charge of a case that was totally out of control and perhaps should not have even been brought.' So what is the point of having an attorney general or courts or judges ... if they are all going to do whatever trump wants. 🇺🇸 is lost your country is circling the drain. Talk about problem solving.
dnc media is so easily controlled. This is exactly what you were expected to do. Then resign zen4ever2us Yet he still tramples over The Constitution. Barr is worried about the egg he has on his face from career prosecutors of Mueller team quitting this week. What did happen to the Individual 1 in the SDNY case AGBarr ?
I so want to be in the room when Trump sees this interview! I hope the AllPowerfulPresident fires him immediately for his disloyalty This certainly undermines the Democrats claim that Barr is complicit in some crime with Trump. TDS is a very scary affliction. Nice cherry picked headline. Disgusting zen4ever2us What ImpeachBarr means is that TraitorTrump keeps saying the quiet part out loud! He wants to carry out the corruption in the dark!
Trump Praises Barr for ‘Taking Charge’ in Roger Stone CasePresident Trump praised Attorney General William Barr for “taking charge” of case against Roger Stone, weighing in on a controversy that started when the Justice Department moved to recommend less prison time for the president’s longtime confidant. That Mr. Trump inappropriately involves himself in investigations and prosecutions, and has Mr. Barr acting as his personal lawyer rather than as Head of the Justice Department strongly suggests that justice is wrongfully being manipulated. Trump: 'Thank you for your corruption, Bill Barr.'
DON'T believe him. Because Barr can’t do his illegal & unethical work in the dark❗️ We don’t believe you TheJusticeDept & DespotBarr❗️ Why hasn’t Barr recused himself from ALL of his conflicts of interests in cases like Goldman Sachs, Epstein, Giuliani, & Parnas & Fruman⁉️ Translation: I can’t easily engage in corruption to help you and your friends if you keep telling people that’s what we’re doing. Shhhhh.
What job? Getting Stone off after he's been convicted? The MSM took the bait!! LOL!!! Ummm then quit. The country would be better off for it. Then resign. 💩 oh oh, Barr will be in the TrumpFascismPurge
Senate Democrats Demand Barr Resign Or Face Impeachment Over Roger Stone CasePresident Trump congratulated Attorney General William Barr for "taking charge" of the case against Trump&39;s longtime friend. He is guilty he will not be acquitted I bet they got a good laugh out of that. Senate Democrats. Go. Pound. Sand.
SO QUIT By 'do my job' he means be a snake and keep a low profile, increasing the power of the executive dept from the shadows. Whatever man. 😡Cry me a river. No one believes this. So, resign.
William Barr Intervened to Ease Sentencing Rec for Convicted Trump Ally: ReportThough a Justice Department spokesperson claims that Barr had no contact with the White House regarding Roger Stone’s sentencing recommendation, the Attorney General has mobilized the DOJ in favor of the presidency before Ok we believe there was no contact. Quit calling it the Justice department it it is William Barr’s office we no longer have a DOJ
Attorney General William Barr to testify before House Judiciary CommitteeThe arrangement comes as Democrats have demanded answers about Barr&39;s apparent intervention in the sentencing of Roger Stone. Just enough time to get their stories straight. Smh. SethAbramson UNDER OATH? It’s a trap
Trump congratulates Barr on 'taking charge' of Roger Stone sentencing recommendationSen. Chuck Schumer: 'In voting to acquit Pres. Trump...Senate Republicans sought to justify their vote by claiming the president had 'learned his lesson.'' 'No serious person believes Pres. Trump has learned any lesson. He doesn't learn any lessons!' Quiet!! Move on and get back to your job!!! Chucky is becoming a joke lately. Doing nothing, accomplishing even less. I have no idea how Chuckie gets Jewish votes in his election.