Attorney General William Barr criticized President Donald Trump's tweets about Justice Department prosecutors' sentencing recommendation for Trump ally Roger Stone.
Barr—who overrode the recommendation after Trump railed against it on Twitter—said Trump's tweets made it impossible to do his job, though some people believe his words weren't to rein in Trump, but to mitigate public outrage.
Fox Host Lou Dobbs is not one of those people.
Dobbs—a devout Trump supporter—suggested to One America News Network's Tom Fitton that Barr was allowing the "deep state" to overtake the Justice Department.
Lou Dobbs attacks Bill Barr, suggests he's part of the "deep state," calls the Justice Department "rancid, corrupt" https://t.co/PzjnieGrlK— Andrew Lawrence (@Andrew Lawrence)1581639679.0
"[I]t's a damn shame when he doesn't get what this president has gone through and what the American people have gone through, and what his charge is as Attorney general...Where the hell are the charges against the politically corrupt deep state within the Justice Department, the FBI, and why in the hell aren't we hearing apologies from someone in that rancid corrupt department about what they permitted?!"
For his part, Trump claims he didn't pressure Barr to override the prosecutors to recommend a reduced sentence to Trump.
But he said that doesn't mean he can't.
“The President has never asked me to do anything in a criminal case.” A.G. Barr This doesn’t mean that I do not ha… https://t.co/W2aiQwnD2K— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1581687236.0
People almost felt sorry for Dobbs.
Worried about Dobbs. He’s gonna get whiplash from snapping his head in so many directions to flatter the Dear Leade… https://t.co/bShu4bsndF— Mona Charen (@Mona Charen)1581640941.0
“I want you to get up right now and go to the window. Open it, and stick your head out, and yell: ‘I’m as mad as he… https://t.co/yMlwRMR0IN— George Conway (@George Conway)1581655321.0
Putting Dobbs on TV is just exploiting an unstable person for ratings, but this whole Barr thing is just kabuki for… https://t.co/k45vk6tbmS— Tom Nichols (@Tom Nichols)1581642123.0
Warning: When you've been chanting "Lock her up" and "Lock them up" for so long, and you haven't gotten your reveng… https://t.co/5w8evXKgFm— Jed Shugerman (@Jed Shugerman)1581691302.0
Poor Fox News. At the rate they’re going, by November the only person in the executive branch who WON’T be part of… https://t.co/wstdmLZJaf— Joe Walsh (@Joe Walsh)1581643136.0
You know the mindless mob can turn on you in a heartbeat when not even staunch lackey Bill Barr is safe. This shoul… https://t.co/uv6mlBqy26— Heath Mayo (@Heath Mayo)1581687780.0
Lou Dobbs: “I don’t want to hear any crap about an ‘independent Justice Department’. This Justice Department, as d… https://t.co/4RybHvk5J0— Katie Phang (@Katie Phang)1581662749.0
Barr will testify before the House Oversight Committee at the end of next month.
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