Attorney General Bill Barr appeared to express frustration with President Donald Trump on Thursday for interfering with the Department of Justice. The problem is that no one bought it for a second and proceeded to bury him in mockery.

Trump sent out a tweet earlier this week complaining about the sentencing recommendation against Roger Stone. Not long after that, Barr and his lieutenants denounced the recommendation and all four federal prosecutors working the case resigned from it in protest. Outrage has ensued ever since over this apparent intervention on Stone’s behalf to subvert justice.

Their scheme to strangle the rule of law and use the DOJ as a political weapon being outed, Barr appeared on ABC News and seemed to complain about Trump’s tweets and lamented that his job is made more difficult by them.

“I’m not going to be bullied or influenced by anybody… whether it’s Congress, a newspaper editorial board, or the president…I’m gonna do what I think is right,” Barr said. “And you know…I cannot do my job here at the [DOJ] with a constant background commentary that undercuts me. Do you go forward with what you think is the right decision or do you pull back because of the tweet? And that just sort of illustrates how disruptive these tweets can be.”

Here’s the video via Twitter:

As multiple Twitter users pointed out, Barr was putting on the show in an attempt to distract the public and the media. It should also be noted that Trump did not lash out at Barr as he has against others who have criticized him. After all, he has just spent the last week retaliating against anyone who testified against him and threw a fit after former chief of staff John Kelly criticized him.

Former federal prosecutor Joyce Vance wrote that Barr should resign if he really opposes interference with the DOJ.

Trump isn’t fuming and Barr isn’t resigning, so the only conclusion to make is that Barr’s remarks are a ruse to distract people from seeing what is happening right before their eyes. Trump and Barr are orchestrating the overthrow of the rule of law.


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