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US attorney general says Trump making it ‘impossible’ to do job

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US attorney general says Trump making it ‘impossible’ to do job

US Attorney General Bill Barr on Thursday accused Donald Trump of hampering the work of the Justice Department, saying the president’s tweets were making his job “impossible.” “I have a problem with some of the tweets,” Barr said in an interview with ABC News, adding: “I cannot do my job here at the department with a constant background commentary that undercuts me.” “I think it’s time to stop the tweeting about Department of Justice criminal cases,” he said. Barr is due to testify to Congress next month amid allegations that he decided -- allegedly under pressure from Trump -- to overrule his own prosecutors and seek a lighter prison sentence for Republican political consultant Roger Stone. Four Justice Department prosecutors resigned from the case this week in apparent protest against political interference from the president.

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