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Trump: I Have 'Legal Right' to Tell Bill Barr What to Do

Trump: I Have 'Legal Right' to Tell Bill Barr What to Do
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By    |   Friday, 14 February 2020 09:01 AM

President Donald Trump left no room for misunderstanding who's the boss in his relationship with Attorney General Bill Barr.

In a Friday morning tweet prompted by the ongoing debate over sentencing for Trump confidant Roger Stone, the president declared that he has every right to tell Barr what to do.

Barr has come under fire, particularly from Democrats, over the Justice Department's sudden reversal on sentencing recommendation for Trump confidant Roger Stone. But Barr insists that Trump "never asked me to do anything in a criminal case."

Trump responded early Friday: "This doesn’t mean that I do not have, as President, the legal right to do so, I do, but I have so far chosen not to!"

"I think it's time to stop the tweeting about Department of Justice criminal cases," Barr told ABC News Thursday night.

Barr called for Trump to stop discussing criminal cases publicly, saying he will not "be bullied or influenced by anybody, but that Trump's tweets "make it impossible for me to do my job."

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