Attorney General William Barr spent Valentine’s Day Eve cleaning up the mess that President Trump created with his Twitter feed comments on the prosecution brought against his long-time friend and political advisor Roger Stone.
After more tweets raging against the DOJ’s recommended sentencing for Stone, and following years of raging against the Department of Justice, Jeff Sessions, James Comey, Bob Mueller, Andrew McCabe, Lisa and Peter, federal judges and now jurists, A.G. Barr had had enough.
“I think it’s time to stop the tweeting about Department of Justice criminal cases,” Barr told ABC News.
“I’m not going to be bullied or influenced by anybody … whether it’s Congress, a newspaper editorial board, or the president,”
“I cannot do my job here at the department with a constant background commentary that undercuts me.” Trump’s tweets, “make it impossible for me to do my job and to assure the courts and the prosecutors in the department that we’re doing our work with integrity,” Barr said.
The following day, the Department of Justice announced it was closing its inquiry into alleged illegal behavior by former Deputy Director of the FBI in connection with his work investigating Russian collusion and the Trump Campaign.
Hours later however, Barr announced that the DOJ will revisit the case against former Director of National Security and Trump campaign advocate Michael Flynn, a case in which Flynn plead guilty to felony charges of lying to the FBI, the agency that Barr now oversees.