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Barr: Trump's tweets make it 'impossible for me to do my job'

Added 02-13-20 04:58:02pm EST - “Attorney General William Barr told ABC News in an interview that aired Thursday that President Trump had never asked him to do anything in a criminal case but advised the president to stop tweeting about the Justice Department, saying…” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Barr: Trump's tweets make it 'impossible for me to do my job'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrWarren: We are watching a descent into authoritarianism Hillicon Valley: Facebook suspends misinformation networks targeting US | Lawmakers grill census officials on cybersecurity | Trump signs order to protect GPS | Dem senators propose federal facial recognition moratorium CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting MORE told ABC News in an interview that aired Thursday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden assures supporters the primary is still 'wide open' in lengthy phone call: report Warren: We are watching a descent into authoritarianism Collins: Trump 'angered by impeachment' MORE had never asked him to do anything in a criminal case but advised the president to stop tweeting about the Justice Department, saying it makes it “impossible for me to do my job.”

The remarks are a significant and rare public break by the attorney general from the president, following days of controversy surrounding the Department of Justice's (DOJ) decision to lessen a sentence for Trump ally Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneWarren: We are watching a descent into authoritarianism Collins: Trump 'angered by impeachment' Hillicon Valley: Facebook suspends misinformation networks targeting US | Lawmakers grill census officials on cybersecurity | Trump signs order to protect GPS | Dem senators propose federal facial recognition moratorium MORE after the president tweeted about his displeasure with the gravity of the original sentence recommendation.

“I think it’s time to stop the tweeting about Department of Justice criminal cases,” Barr told ABC. 

“I’m not going to be bullied or influenced by anybody….whether it’s Congress, newspaper editorial boards, or the president," Bill Barr tells @ABC News."I cannot do my job here at the department with a constant background commentary that undercuts me.” https://t.co/yOoXO2wbmA pic.twitter.com/ihzrmAcWDx

Barr said that having public statements and tweets made about the department, pending cases and its prosecutors “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.”

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