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Bill Barr Unhappy With Trump Tweets, Says He Won’t Be Bullied By President

In what was basically an unprecedented move, the Department of Justice recently intervened in a Federal Case. The organizations intervention led to the resignations of a number of lawmakers involved in the matter.

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Trump took to Twitter yesterday morning to congratulate Barr on “taking charge of the case.” During a Thursday interview with ABC, Barr said he was upset with the President’s tweet and won’t be bullied by anyone.

Early Wednesday morning, Trump wrote, “Congratulations to Attorney General Bill Barr for taking charge of a case that was totally out of control and perhaps should not have even been brought. Evidence now clearly shows that the Mueller Scam was improperly brought & tainted. Even Bob Mueller lied to Congress!”

This was before the subsequent resignations of a number of lawyers who were involved in the case.

Barr was asked about the matter today by George Stephanopoulos. He told the host, “I think it’s time to stop the tweeting about Department of Justice criminal cases.” He said the missives, “make it impossible for me to do my job.”

The Attorney General continued, “I’m not going to be bullied or influenced by anybody … whether it’s Congress, a newspaper editorial board, or the president. I’m gonna do what I think is right. And you know … I cannot do my job here at the department with a constant background commentary that undercuts me.”

The White House has yet to respond to the comments by the Attorney General. Barr is scheduled to appear before the House Judiciary Committee on March 31st.

 



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