Feb 19, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Reports: Barr is considering leaving over Trump's tweets

Attorney General William Barr waits to speak at an announcement a new Crime Reduction Initiative designed to reduce crime in Detroit on December 18

Attorney General Bill Barr during a Detroit event in December. Photo: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

Bill Barr's spokesperson tweeted Tuesday night the "Attorney General has no plans to resign" after multiple reports said he's considering leaving the administration over President Trump's tweets on the Justice Department.

Between the lines, per Axios' Jonathan Swan: Barr has made clear to Trump, both publicly and, repeatedly, in private conversations, that he can’t do his job if the president keeps publicly commenting on Justice Department criminal cases. Trump chose to ignore that warning on Tuesday, and a source familiar with the situation said it made a bad situation worse.

Flashback: Barr: Trump's Roger Stone tweets "make it impossible for me to do my job"

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