People cried foul earlier this week when the Justice Department overrode four career prosecutors to recommend a reduced sentence for former Trump campaign advisor Roger Stone.
The Department's decision came only a day after Trump railed against the prosecutors' recommendation on Twitter, leading many to believe the Department reduced the sentence recommendation because the President interceded on his ally's behalf.
All four prosecutors on the case resigned in response to the change.
Attorney General William Barr gave an interview to ABC News where he criticized the President's tweet.
“I’m not going to be bullied or influenced by anybody….whether it’s Congress, newspaper editorial boards, or the pr… https://t.co/UVlq0uLfaB— ABC News (@ABC News)1581628034.0
"I'm not going to be bullied or influenced by anybody, and I said, whether it's Congress, newspaper editorial board, or the president, I'm going to do what I think is right. I cannot do my job here at the Department with a constant background commentary that undercuts me."
Barr's Justice Department is currently arguing that the President can't even be investigated for a crime. He's proven his loyalty to Trump time and time again.
Which is part of the reason people think this is all an act.
This is absolutely nonsense theatrics and I don't buy if for one moment. Barr interfered in the Stone case for pure… https://t.co/NV9gmNOTHA— Susan Hennessey (@Susan Hennessey)1581629344.0
Bill Barr: "I cannot do my job here at the Department with a constant background commentary that undercuts me.” At… https://t.co/hKwVCYR9f6— Brian Tyler Cohen (@Brian Tyler Cohen)1581630477.0
Billy Barr has been bullying democracy his entire career. It is WHY the worlds biggest bully Trump chose him to ena… https://t.co/BIyxD0jim5— Sarah Reese Jones (@Sarah Reese Jones)1581631659.0
"ok bill you say the tweets are bad" "got it" "then lindsey, you be all 'i support barr'" "roger" "then mr presiden… https://t.co/oxafxjOlnE— Oliver Willis (@Oliver Willis)1581631893.0
Shorter Bill Barr: I stand by intervening to help a convicted Trump adviser, but I wish Trump did not admit what we are doing on Twitter— Ari Melber (@Ari Melber)1581630965.0
I know everyone is like “OMG Bar is criticizing Trump!” but this just shows Barr doesn’t like Trump talking openly… https://t.co/cXWYG3mgjK— Mimi Rocah (@Mimi Rocah)1581631676.0
Apparently Barr is concerned enough about his reputation to give an interview complaining that Trump's tweets are m… https://t.co/kXYje4eR6c— Gale Turner Strong (@Gale Turner Strong)1581630209.0
Attorney General Bill Barr serves as Donald Trump’s personal representative. He wants Trump to stop admitting in pu… https://t.co/DttK7zeF7y— Jared Yates Sexton (@Jared Yates Sexton)1581630642.0
Barr will testify before the House Judiciary Committee at the end of next month.