Despite President Trump’s massive win on the impeachment front, it does not appear as though all is well in Washington this week.
The Commander in Chief should be celebrating, seeing how he has escaped the clutches of yet another Democratically-led attempt to usurp him, this time with nearly the entire Republican Party at his back.
But, instead, Trump is dealing with some pushback from his handpicked Attorney General, Bill Barr.
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.”
This spat comes after accusations began flying that Trump had coerced the DOJ into possibly working to reduce the sentencing suggestions in the Roger Stone case – something that Democrats are considering possibly worthy of further investigation.