WASHINSTON | Anxious to appease the fierce controversy that has engulfed Washington, the american minister of Justice, Bill Barr, and he vowed on Thursday that he received order of person, but deplored the fact that the tweets of Donald Trump makes his work ” impossible.”
On the defensive since the downward revision in recommendations of punishment against Roger Stone, a friend of the president, Mr. Barr, who is regularly showered with praise by the tenant of the White House, has attempted in an interview to the ABC to resume the hand.
“I am pleased that the president will not I was never asked to intervene in anything in a criminal case “, he said.
“I have a problem with some of the tweets “, he added, ensuring that some of the positions taken by the billionaire republican on the famous social network complicated his mission.
“I think it’s time to stop tweeting on the business for which the ministry of Justice is in charge “, he said.
The remarks of Mr. Barr on the tweets of @realDonaldTrump surprised as he has multiplied, since his appointment, the stand taken by interpreted as favorable to the president.
Quickly, the White House has to know that there was no disagreement between the two men.
“The president was not embarrassed by these comments and has the right, as any other american citizen, to publicly share his opinions,” responded Stephanie Grisham, spokeswoman for the White House.
Mr. Trump “uses social networks extremely effectively to fight for the Americans against the injustices in our country,” she added, specifying that he was full confidence in Bill Barr to ” do its job and enforce the law “.
A judicial error ”
Roger Stone, who advised Donald Trump before and during his campaign, was found guilty in November to lying to Congress, and bribery of a witness in the framework of the investigation on the interference in Russian in the american presidential elections of 2016.
The four prosecutors responsible for the case had initially required between 7 and 9 years in prison against him, but the ministry has déjugés in asking for a sentence of “much lower” in the name of the ” interests of justice “.
Meanwhile, without it being possible to establish with certainty a cause and effect relationship, Donald Trump denounced in a tweet that a “very unfair” and a ” miscarriage of justice “.
Aaron Zelinsky, Jonathan Kravis, Adam, Jed, and Michael Marando, the four prosecutors who had requested the original sentences, have since signified their withdrawal of the case the Stone in a motion sent to the court.
The opposition immediately denounced political interference in this legal case and has even mentioned a possible ” abuse of power “. The head of the democrats in Congress Nancy Pelosi denounced a decision “scandalous” for the administration to Trump that ” affects the rule of law “.
The ministry of Justice has stated that his decision had been made before the tweet from Donald Trump.
The penalty of Roger Stone should be announced on 20 February by a federal judge.