Attorney General William Barr went to ABC News for an interview, and it aired Thursday. He claimed that the president never asked him to be involved in a criminal case. What he did not say was that it was not necessary. Trump talks like a mob boss. All AG Barr had to do was just had to listen like a mob boss’ shill, putting his ear to the dirty ground of Donald Trump’s twitter account.
For some reason, the AG said he could not get the president to quit tweeting. He claimed that it caused it to be “impossible for me to do my job.” Perhaps, Barr was embarrassed that people discovered what a weak man he was in the face of Trump.
On the other hand, maybe he was concerned that four prosecutors resigned from a case involving his buddy Roger Stone. POTUS literally interfered with the process. It could be that Barr has always been a chameleon and was trying to save face. Some believe that it was an ultimatum to the president.
Yet will the president listen? Not likely. Will he be angry? Oh, yes.
It could be that Barr is tired of working for the emotional boss he has had all this time. The White House did not know what the AG would say, according to Barr. Possibly, the AG did not want it to look as if he is doing exactly what he is doing.
The unusual break with the president allegedly caught the White House unaware. Barr said:
‘I think it’s time to stop the tweeting about Department of Justice criminal cases.’
Barr’s interview is below in its entirety. He said:
“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.”
“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.
— ABC News (@ABC) February 13, 2020
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