Trump tweets about Barr interview after AG complains about Trump tweeting
The president asserts that he has a “legal right” to ask the attorney general to intervene in a federal criminal case .President Donald Trump insisted in a tweet Friday that he has a"legal right" to demand that Attorney General William Barr intervene in a federal criminal case — just hours after the Justice Department chief asserted that the president's social media posts"make it impossible for me to do my job." "'The President has never asked me to do anything in a criminal case.' A.G. Barr," Trump wrote, paraphrasing the attorney general's remarks in an interview with ABC News that aired Thursday. But Trump added:"This doesn't mean that I do not have, as President, the legal right to do so, I do, but I have so far chosen not to!" The president's tweet represents the latest escalation in a controversy regarding the case against Roger Stone, Trump's longtime informal political adviser, that has consumed the Justice Department and provoked a rare display of public disapproval by Barr toward his boss. "I think it's time to stop the tweeting about Department of Justice criminal cases," the attorney general told ABC News. Barr's rebuke of Trump's online conduct came after the president tweeted his displeasure Tuesday with federal prosecutors' seven-to-nine-year sentencing proposal for Stone. Following Trump's criticism, the Justice Department submitted a revised filing that offered no specific term for Stone's sentence but stated that the prosecutors' initial recommendation “could be considered excessive and unwarranted." The four government attorneys who had shepherded Stone's prosecution then withdrew from the case in protest. Trump congratulated Barr in a tweet Wednesday for"taking charge" of the Stone case, and thanked the Justice Department from the Oval Office for stepping in to stop"this horrible thing." Barr confirmed Thursday that he had personally interceded to walk back Stone's stiff sentencing recommendation, but maintained that he did so hours before Trump tweeted his objection. "To have public statements and tweets about the department, about people in the department, our men and women here, about cases pending in the department, about judges before whom we have cases," Barr said, makes it"impossible for me to do my job and to ensure the courts and the prosecutors and department that we're doing our work with integrity." Story continuesAlthough Barr's statements could be viewed as a sign of heightened tensions between the president and his attorney general, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham claimed Thursday that Trump was not irked by Barr‘s interview. "The President wasn't bothered by the comments at all and he has the right, just like any other American citizen, to publicly offer his opinions," she said."President Trump uses social media very effectively to fight for the American people against injustices in our country, including the fake news. The President has full faith and confidence in Attorney General Barr to do his job and uphold the law." Some Democratic lawmakers, however, have speculated that Barr's admonishment of Trump was a calculated maneuver intended to quell outrage within his department, rather than a genuine plea meant to curb the president's behavior. Read more: Yahoo News
There is no sense to any of this madness It's all BS. Trump is enjoying his silly games with the media The media still reports on this like it's news. Every day is a new script in trump's reality show Then WHO asked Barr to review this case if not Trump. And can we assume Barr will shut his mouth when sentencing is brought down, even if it's 7-9 years.
Kinda shoots down the Trump/Barr COLLUSION narrative the media has been pushing for months. Two Man Show Business 101, If there is no law AGAINST it, just do it. Report real news! “You know why? Because I’M the President!” Yeah. A low rated game show host and pretend billionaire is capable of providing nuanced interpretations of the law.
Barr also reprimanded corrupt media ... YOU. Guess Barr isn’t his wingman like corrupt Holder was for snake Obama
Besieged AG Barr knocks Trump but still backs plot to help convicted Trump aideIn a rare rebuke, Attorney General Bill Barr admits Trump makes his job harder by tweeting, but still stands by helping convicted Trump aide, Roger Stone . MSNBC’s Ari Melber reports on why Barr is trying to quell the bipartisan firestorm over stepping in to “take charge” of the Stone case by reducing his sentence and why Barr is essentially saying he backs the plan but just don’t admit it on Twitter. lovetogive2 AriMelber You should let the BBCNews know this, as their reporting is channelling Lou Dobbs. AriMelber Why did bill Barr's father hire Jeffrey Epstein to teach children when Epstein didn't have a degree? Could Epstein have blackmailed the Barrs (father and son) into it back in the 80's? Does Trump now hold that blackmail? Is that why Epstein was 'suicided'? Hmmmm AriMelber This is a bit more like it. Earlier it was Barr v Trump. These crooks are all in the loop.
I guess he also had the right to have the Huawei CFO arrested on fraud charges ... and then to say on camera (twice) that he could get the charges dropped if China offered him a better trade deal. Question: Is this 'Justice American Style' or 'Extortion Mafia Style' Now we know...the unusual early lack of reaction to Barr's comments from Trump may have had more to do with him not being awake yet. Can't help himself, can he?
This is a bunch of 🐂💩 barr and trump are full of it President is the boss, Barr is not. It was inappropriate for Barr to complain to ABC news. Wow - the meta. It’s all a game to Cult45, that he gets off to! Unfit45 IMPOTUS4Life Rule of law, diplomacy and democracy are dying in America. Trump is above the law, and no one stops him from abusing the office. This is just where we are.
The BIGGEST SCANDAL in AMERICAN HISTORY: Obama’s DEEP STATE INTEL agencies: FBI, CIA, NSA, DOJ, & FAKE NEWS MEDIA MAFIA 1 JOB: DESTROY TRUMP! Every republican: I just love my president to be a lawless dictator
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.
He just keeps digging and digging Will you guys be okay? They both need to RESIGN! Hot doggie! now we aren't getting anything outta barr today. Demonstrating who's boss
Trump tweets that he has the 'legal right' to involve A.G. Barr in criminal casesPresident Trump asserts in a tweet Friday that he has the 'legal right' to involve himself in US Justice Dept. criminal case s, if he wants to do so. It's ok if you know what the hell you're doing! It will take America generations to recover. If recovery is even possible. Does he? What does the Constitution say? Seems like importance context for a headline & tweet.
AG William Barr will testify before House Judiciary Committee about intervening in Roger Stone's sentencing'We have repeatedly warned you and your predecessors that the misuse of our criminal justice system for political purposes is both dangerous to our democracy,' the House committee wrote in a letter to Barr. Doublespeak, snark alert. realDonaldTrump Please pardon the witch hunt victims.
Holder blasts AG Barr 'aberrant' behavior, DOJ Official warns of 'Tuesday Night Massacre'President Trump and Attorney General Bill Bar are working together to lower Trump’s convicted aide Roger Stone ’s prison sentence. As President Trump congratulates Barr for “taking charge,” Trump’s DOJ faces scrutiny from former federal prosecutor Joyce Vance who accuse Barr of using the Department as a political weapon. The scandal has forced prosecutors to resign, causing former federal prosecutors to warn of another “Tuesday Night Massacre;” former Attorney General Eric Holder adds Trump is working to “endanger the fabric of our democracy.” MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber reports on Trump’s attempt to undercut Special Counsel Mueller’s probe and how his intervention defeats the purpose of an “independent counsel.” AriMelber Screw Barr he needs to be impeached AriMelber He confessed to bribing Ukraine and obstructing Congress. Doesn't matter. AriMelber He always gives the evidence in public.
Pelosi: A.G. Barr 'has deeply damaged the rule of law'Speaker Pelosi rebukes AG Barr for his role in reducing the proposed sentence for Roger Stone earlier this week, saying he has 'deeply damaged the rule of law by withdrawing the DOJ’s sentencing recommendation.' Dr. Ford sat before the Senate for more than 5 hours lying every second, how many years did she get? Contrived Crimes charges for conservatives are HARSH compared to none existent justice for Dr Ford who tried to destroy a mans life. realDonaldTrump DNC Can't Stand A New Sheriff In Office !! Justice Is Best Served Cold & Hard CORRUPTION SpeakerPelosi SenSchumer RepAdamSchiff KAG2020LandslideVictory So the Speaker can readily see abuse of power everywhere except for when the House uses impeachment as a political means to damage an opponent? Hmmm..