Tensions growing between president, attorney general
In exclusive interview with ABC News, Attorney General Bill Barr said Donald Trump's tweets make it impossible for him to do his job.
Attorney General Bill Barr told ABC News that President Donald Trump "has never asked me to do anything in a criminal case" and that he should stop tweeting about the Justice Department. Attorney General William Barr says in an interview that President Trump's tweets make it "impossible" for him to do his job. Congressional reporter for the Los Angeles Times Jennifer Haberkorn and McClatchy White House correspondent Francesca Chambers join CBSN's "Red & Blue" with more. US Attorney General William Barr is reported to be considering stepping down over conflicts with President Donald Trump.
The revelation comes as the US Justice Department is locked in a dispute with an association of judges over the handling of the trial of Trump's former adviser, Roger Stone.
Stone was among several former Trump aides who were caught up in the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.
Al Jazeera's White House correspondent Kimberly Halkett reports. President Trump took new aim at the Justice Department on Twitter, calling on Attorney General Barr to "clean house." Barr had told people close to Trump that he considered resigning over the president's tweets, though a spokesperson insisted he has no plans to leave.