Trump consigliere Bill Barr is advising his boss to stop showing off that new Cadillac:
In an exclusive interview, Attorney General Bill Barr told ABC News on Thursday that President Donald Trump “has never asked me to do anything in a criminal case” but should stop tweeting about the Justice Department because his tweets “make it impossible for me to do my job.”
Barr’s comments are a rare break with a president who the attorney general has aligned himself with and fiercely defended. But it also puts Barr in line with many of Trump’s supporters on Capitol Hill who say they support the president but wish he’d cut back on his tweets.
It seems misleading to call this a “break.” The “job” Trump is making it harder for Barr to do is “acting as Trump’s personal hatchet man,” which is easier if Trump isn’t showing the whole world everything he bought with the proceeds from the Lufthansa heist, which might attract attention even if the title is in your mother-in-law’s name.
This Barr interview is DeNiro in Goodfellas yelling at Johnny Roastbeef for buying his wife a Cadillac after the Lufthansa heist.— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) February 13, 2020