According to multiple reports on Tuesday evening, Attorney General Bill Barr has told people close to him that he may step down as Attorney General over President Trump’s tweets.
This comes just days after Barr admitted that Trump’s tweeting made it “‘impossible” for him to do his job. The tweets in question had to do with the “unfairness” in the handling of the Roger Stone punishment delivered by the DOJ.
Here’s what the reports are saying about Barr’s potential resignation:
“He has his limits,” one person familiar with Barr’s thinking told The Washington Post. Its report suggested that Barr wanted Trump to “get the message” to stop weighing in publicly in ongoing criminal cases.
BREAKING: WH @PressSec “The President wasn’t bothered by the comments..he has the right, just like any American citizen, to publicly offer his opinions. #POTUS uses social media very effectively to fight for the American people…(and) has full faith and confidence in AG Barr.”— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) February 13, 2020
Last week, Trump responded to Barr’s criticisms in a positive manner, saying he “has full faith and confidence in AG Bar”:
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