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Barr Swipes at Trump: Tweets Make it 'Impossible' to Do Job

Attorney General William Barr Attorney General William Barr |  Photo: ABC News

Michael Balsamo and Zeke Miller
Created: February 13, 2020 08:52 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General William Barr has taken a public swipe at President Donald Trump, saying the president’s tweets about Justice Department prosecutors and cases “make it impossible for me to do my job.”

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Barr made the comment during an interview with ABC News just days after the Justice Department overruled its own prosecutors.

They had initially recommended in a court filing that Trump’s longtime ally and confidant Roger Stone be sentenced to 7 to 9 years in prison. But the next day, the Justice Department took the extraordinary step of lowering the amount of prison time it would seek for Stone.  

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Michael Balsamo and Zeke Miller

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