“If the Attorney General says it is getting in the way of him doing his job, maybe the president should listen to the Attorney General,” McConnell added, asked if he didn’t like the president’s tweets.
Barr said during an interview with ABC News that he thought it was “time to stop tweeting” about DOJ criminal cases — a rare break with Trump.
“The attorney general has said it’s making it difficult for him to do his job. I think the president ought to listen to the attorney general. …The president made a wise selection in picking Bill Barr. I think he ought to listen to him,” McConnell added.
“Not at all. He was treated very badly. Nine years recommended by four people that, perhaps they were Mueller people, I don’t know who they were, prosecutors,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office, referring to former special counsel Robert Mueller. “I don’t know what happened, they all hit the road pretty quickly.”
Trump tweeted about the initial sentence recommendation on Tuesday calling it “horrible and very unfair situation.”
“The real crimes were on the other side, as nothing happens to them. Cannot allow this miscarriage of justice!” Trump tweeted.