Attorney General Bill Barr said today that he wants President Trump to stop tweeting about criminal cases. “I cannot do my job here at the department with a constant background commentary that undercuts me,” he said.
Among the liberal twitterati, there are two interpretations of Barr’s comments:
- Barr wants Trump to stop tweeting about criminal cases because it’s wrong.
- Barr wants Trump to stop tweeting about criminal cases because it would be better to pass along his corrupt wishes quietly.
I think you can guess which interpretation has the most traction in lefty-land. Oddly enough, I’m withholding judgment, even though “he’s lying” is the smart money bet for practically anything that any of Trump’s minions says. I suppose my guess is that Barr’s message is something in between: I’m not an idiot, Donald. I already know what you want. But your blabbing gives the game away, so just shut up and let me politicize the Justice Department on my own.