AG Barr Says His Job Made 'Impossible' by President Trump's Tweets

Headline Roundup February 13th, 2020

Attorney General William Barr's criticisms of the president's social media use have been covered similarly on all sides of the media spectrum.

Barr said in an interview with ABC News Thursday that Trump's tweets make it "impossible" for him to effectively fill his role at the Department of Justice. The department announced earlier this week it would reduce its originally recommended prison sentence for former Trump adviser Roger Stone, a move that drew praise from the president on Twitter while prompting criticism and accusations of political interference between the White House and the DOJ from others.

AG Barr Says His Job Made 'Impossible' by President Trump's Tweets

From the Center
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Attorney General William Barr asked President Trump to stop his social media commentary on Thursday after the flap over the case involving Trump's adviser Roger Stone.

Barr told ABC News in an interview scheduled to air on Thursday evening that he wants Trump to "stop tweeting" and that the president's comments make it "impossible" to do his job as the head of federal law enforcement.

Trump has never asked Barr to intervene in a criminal case, the attorney general said, but he added that Trump's comments surrounding the Stone matter...

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From the Right
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Senator Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) on Thursday expressed “complete confidence” in Attorney General William Barr following an interview in which Barr complained that President Trump’s tweets made it difficult for him to do his job.

“President Trump, in selecting Bill Barr to be Attorney General, has done a great service to the people in the Department of Justice and our nation as a whole,” Graham said in a statement. “He is the right man at the right time to reform the Department and stand up for the Rule of Law....

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OPINION

Attorney General Bill Barr said today that he wants President Trump to stop tweeting about criminal cases. “I cannot do my job here at the department with a constant background commentary that undercuts me,” he said.

Attorney General Bill Barr said today that he wants President Trump to stop tweeting about criminal cases. “I cannot do my job here at the department with a constant background commentary that undercuts me,” he said.

Among the liberal twitterati, there are two interpretations of Barr’s comments:

Barr wants Trump to stop tweeting about...

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