There’s no denying that President Trump has overseen his fair share of turnover in the first term of his administration, but nothing quite as high-profile as what has been threatened this week.
Just days ago, President Trump hopped on Twitter to let the world know what he thought of the possible sentences that could be handed down to longtime pal Roger Stone. Namely: Trump thought that the possibly of Stone spending several years in jail for lying to Congress, when the underlying investigation turned out to be nothing more than a “hoax”, was ridiculous.
Soon after the tweet was published, the Department of Justice got involved, igniting a firestorm of criticism from the left regarding how Trump was abusing his power. Since that moment, Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr have publicly traded several barbs, with nation’s top cop drawing a line in the sand on Tuesday night.
Attorney General William Barr has told people he’s considered resigning over President Donald Trump’s interference with Justice Department matters, particularly the President’s tweets, according to a source close to the situation.
While it’s not clear if Barr is serious about potentially resigning or looking to send Trump a message, those discussions punctuate a palpable tension between Trump and Barr in recent days after the Justice Department was roiled by a cascade of controversies this past week, a separate source said, adding that the two appear to be in a cooling-off period after Barr’s remarkable interview with ABC News.
“I think they have calmed down. I think they’re cooling off,” the source said.
Roger Stone is set to face sentencing on Thursday, and there is a very real belief that Trump could pardon him outright moments after his punishment is handed down.