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Barr Says Trump’s Tweets on Department Make His Job ‘Impossible’

Feb. 13, 2020, 11:06 PM

Attorney General William Barr said Donald Trump’s tweets and public comments about the Justice Department and ongoing cases make his job “impossible,” a rare public rebuke of the president by one of his most trusted Cabinet members.

“It’s time to stop the tweeting about Department of Justice criminal cases,” Barr said in an interview with ABC News on Thursday.

While Barr added “I cannot do my job here at the department with a constant background commentary that undercuts me,” it wasn’t clear whether Barr was giving Trump an ultimatum or just trying to provide frank advice to the president....

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