As with almost the entire and continually changing cabinet of President Trump, there is some public controversy taking place the ends up becoming a national story when it does not have to be. AG William Barr has been no exception to his, especially due to the fact of his background as a CIA officer. But in an exclusive interview, Barr has admitted that Trump’s actions, especially his (and his staff’s) non-stop sending of tweets about legal matters, while they may be politically useful, in his word the messages “make it impossible for me to do my job”.
In an exclusive interview, Attorney General Bill Barr told ABC News on Thursday that President Donald Trump “has never asked me to do anything in a criminal case” but should stop tweeting about the Justice Department because his tweets “make it impossible for me to do my job.”
Barr’s comments are a rare break with a president who the attorney general has aligned himself with and fiercely defended. But it also puts Barr in line with many of Trump’s supporters on Capitol Hill who say they support the president but wish he’d cut back on his tweets.
“I think it’s time to stop the tweeting about Department of Justice criminal cases,” Barr told ABC News Chief Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas.
When asked if he was prepared for the consequences of criticizing the president – his boss – Barr said “of course” because his job is to run the Justice Department and make decisions on “what I think is the right thing to do.” (source)