Washington – Attorney General William Barr says the president’s tweets about Justice Department cases “make it impossible for me to do my job,” and that he will not be “bullied” by anyone, no matter what Congress, editorial board Or president. Barr commented ABC News in an interview Aired Thursday night.
Barr’s remarks come as he and the Justice Department are under intense scrutiny for recommending a conviction by prosecutors who said Trump’s former adviser Roger Stone should serve between 7 and 9 years in prison. All four prosecutors on the case. The president had expressed his intense displeasure with the recommendation of a preliminary stone sentence, which he declared to be an “abortion of justice”.
The Department of Justice and the Chair insisted that the President has not discussed the recommendation of punishment with the Department of Justice, but has been vocal about where the President stands. Even the president praised Barr for “taking charge of a case that was completely out of control and probably should not have been brought.”
Barr stood for public criticism on Thursday. According to a part of the interview released by ABC News, he said that the president “never asked me to do anything in a criminal case” but should stop tweeting about the Justice Department because people in the Justice Department Public statements and tweets are pending about the case. “It is impossible for me to do my job and assure the courts and prosecutors in the department that we Doing your work with integrity. ”
He said that he had decided to take a lighter decision when the recommendation was filed on Monday evening. The president tweeted about it the next morning, which Brar said is complicated.
“I had made a decision that I felt was fair and appropriate in this particular case, and once the tweet was done, the question is, well, what do I do now? And do you think you make the right decision?” Or move on? ” Are you back due to the tweet? “Barr said.” And it just shows how disruptive these tweets can be. “
ABC News Chief Justice Pierre Thomas, who interviewed Barr, pointed out that the president should not be told what to do, and Brar may not like what he is saying. Thomas asked if Brar was ready for those Ramnamas.
“Of course,” Barre replied, stating that he is responsible for the issues brought to him for decisions in the Justice Department, and that he would make the right decision no matter what.
Barr said, “I’m not going to be influenced or influenced by anyone … whether it’s Congress, the editorial board of the newspaper, or the president.” “I’m going to do what I think is right. And you know … I can’t do my work here in the department, with a constant background comment that underlines me.”
Democrats have demanded the Justice Department investigate the Stone case.
Barr ever faced backlash from critics as he announced a conclusion from former special counsel Robert Muller’s report that later proved to be less than the full picture.
Claire Hyams contributed reporting.