UPDATE: Barr says Trump's tweets make it 'impossible for me to do my job'
Attorney General Bill Barr on Thursday told ABC News (https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/barr-blasts-trumps-tweets-stone-case-impossible-job/story?id=68963276) that President Donald Trump should stop tweeting about the Justice Department because the tweets "make it impossible for me to do my job." Barr said it's time to "stop the tweeting about Department of Justice criminal cases." The attorney general also told ABC that he was prepared for the consequences of criticizing Trump, and he said the president "has never asked me to do anything in a criminal case." Barr's comments come after Trump praised Barr (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/trump-credits-barr-for-justice-department-about-face-on-proposed-length-of-roger-stones-prison-term-2020-02-12) on Wednesday for the Justice Department's about-face on the proposed length of ally Roger Stone's prison term. "I'm not going to be bullied or influenced by anybody ... whether it's Congress, a newspaper editorial board or the president," Barr also told ABC on Thursday.
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