Of course, President Trump asserting his legal right to order AG Bill Barr will have Stuttering Alcoholic Nancy Pelosi screaming “TRUMP’S A DICTATOR,” or are the Democrats going with “KING Trump” this week?
President Trump on Friday asserted he has the “legal right” to order Attorney General Bill Barr to do anything he wants in criminal cases handled by the Justice Department — a day after the nation’s top law enforcement officer criticized the commander-in-chief’s tweets.
“This doesn’t mean that I do not have, as President, the legal right to do so, I do, but I have so far chosen not to!” Trump added.
In his rare rebuke of his boss, Bill Barr said the president should stop tweeting about the Roger Stone case because his posts “make it impossible for me to do my job.”
“I think it’s time to stop the tweeting about Department of Justice criminal cases,” Barr said, adding that he has a problem “with some of the tweets.”
“As I said at my confirmation hearing, I think the essential role of the attorney general is to keep law enforcement, the criminal process sacrosanct to make sure there is no political interference in it. And I have done that and I will continue to do that,”
Despite disbelieving Democrats calling him a liar, William Barr said that he wouldn’t be pressured by anyone, not even the president.
“And I’m happy to say that, in fact, the president has never asked me to do anything in a criminal case,”
“I’m not going to be bullied or influenced by anybody … whether it’s Congress, a newspaper editorial board, or the president,”
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Trump this week thanked and praised Barr for overruling veteran prosecutors who had recommended that Stone — Trump’s longtime pal — serve between seven and nine years behind bars on his conviction for lying to Congress and other charges.
On Thursday, the White House said Trump “wasn’t bothered” by Barr’s criticism and that he still had “full faith” in the attorney general.
“The President has never asked me to do anything in a criminal case.” A.G. Barr This doesn’t mean that I do not have, as President, the legal right to do so, I do, but I have so far chosen not to!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 14, 2020
EXCLUSIVE: “I think it’s time to stop the tweeting about Department of Justice criminal cases,” Attorney General Bill Barr tells @PierreTABC following Pres. Trump's tweets on Roger Stone sentencing. https://t.co/3bf9a1Z5v4 pic.twitter.com/yITwRgzutJ
— ABC News (@ABC) February 13, 2020
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