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Trump tweets about Barr interview after AG complains about Trump tweeting

2020-02-15 09:28:42       source:Politico

February 14, 2020

President Donald Trump insisted in a tweet Friday that he has a "legal right" to demand that Attorney General William Barr intervene in a federal criminal case — just hours after the Justice Department chief asserted that the president's social media posts "make it impossible for me to do my job."

"'The President has never asked me to do anything in a criminal case.' A.G. Barr," Trump wrote, paraphrasing the attorney general's remarks in an interview with ABC News that aired Thursday.

But Trump added: "This doesn't mean that I do not have, as President, the legal right to do so, I do, but I have so far chosen not to!"

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