Barr says Trump tweets ‘make it impossible for me to do my job’ Barr says Trump tweets ‘make it impossible for me to do my job’First or exclusive interview with the Attorney General, William Barr, declaring the presidents tweets about the justice department and ongoing cases, make it impossible for him to do his job, but she’s just course. One of your Thomas that download attorney general. He starts off from Washington good morning. Pierre good morning, after a week of withering criticism with prosecutors, resigning from a high-profile case and President Trump blasting Justice Department’s prosecution of an ally, William Barr did something perhaps unprecedented for cabinet official.
He offered criticism boss this morning, the Attorney General, taking the rear step of criticizing the president in public, pushing back against those tweets about the Rodger Stone case and other criminal investigations. So you’re saying you have a problem with that. Well, I have, I have a problem with some of some of the the Tweet. The president has never asked me to do anything in the criminal case. However, to have public statements and tweets May about the department about people in the department are our men and women here about cases pending in the department and about Judges before whom we have cases make it impossible for me to do my job and to ensure the Courts and the prosecutors in the in the department that we’re doing our work with integrity, Department prosecutors, who recommended at seven to nine year prison sentence for the president’s longtime friend, Rodger Stone.
The president Furious calling the recommendation. Horrible and tweeting cannot allow this miscarriage of Justice within hours. The attorney officially overruled his own prosecutors. The bar in politics played no role in his decision and that it was made well before the president’s tweet. Did you talk to the president at all about your decision? Regarding the recommendations, never anybody from the White House call you to try to influence. You know at the White House this week. I thought the whole prosecution was ridiculous.
This Stone case was prosecuted. While I was attorney general and I supported it. He was convicted of obstructing Congress and witness tampering, and I thought that was a righteous prosecution and I was happy that he was convicted. Put him in an impossible situation. What’S the Tweet occurred, the question is well now. What do I do and do go forward with what you think is the right decision, or do you pull back because of the tweet and I just sort of illustrates had disrupted? These tweets convey quest of the president of the United States Department of Justice Criminal Case? What you’re saying are you prepared for those ramifications? Of course, my confirmation I came in to serve his attorney general.
I am responsible for every it happens in the department and I’m not going to be bullied or influence by anybody. I cannot do my job here at the department with a constant background commentary that undercuts me the president’s comments, including those ain’t, that the judge in the stone case ever wild the legal Community last night, something else real. The Chief Justice of DC circuit court public is not a factor in sentencing Decisions by judges on her court and what time is he will take place next, week.
Thomas thanks very much in Spanish International correspondent, Karen Moran for more on this is not going to be Bullied, but he has been size by many before I can more – is the president’s defense attorney and they still had a pattern of Behavior coming out of the Mueller report. His summary of the Mueller report, his adjusting the sentencing for Michael Flynn, the presents former National Security advisor in even just this week. I sign u. s. attorney in Pittsburgh to look into Rudy giuliani’s investigation of what’s happening in Ukraine.
That’S right! So there’s two levels. This is happening on sandbars response to the other. There’S no question that the underlined statement that attorney general Barr made, which is that the president did not interfere in Rodger Stone sentencing. The recommendation to justify was met with the president, please because it’s causing a credibility problem for him, but at the end of the day, billboard nobody from the presidents loyless back into the White House, that’s right! So former Chief of Staff, John Kelly, really blasting the president for the manner in which he treated a lieutenant, colonel, Benjamin and others, and taking on the president’s judgement play on that, the president firing back with a scornful tweet.
But he is cleaning house here. A lot of people think you’re disloyal are going to bring back loyalists, like hope, Hicks one of his most trusted company. Thanks for checking out the ABC News, YouTube channel, you’d like to get more videos, show, highlights and watch live event coverage click on the right over.Attorney General Bill Barr told ABC News that President Trump “has never asked me to do anything in a criminal case,” but that he should stop tweeting about the Justice Department.