For those who cannot get beyond the paywall.
" WASHINGTON — In an extraordinary rebuke of President Trump, Attorney General William P. Barr said on Thursday that Mr. Trump’s attacks on the Justice Department had made it “impossible for me to do my job” and asserted that “I’m not going to be bullied or influenced by anybody.”
Mr. Barr has been among the president’s most loyal allies and denigrated by Democrats as nothing more than his personal lawyer but publicly challenged Mr. Trump in a way that no other sitting cabinet member has.
“I’m not going to be bullied or influenced by anybody,” Mr. Barr said in an interview with ABC News. “And I said, whether it’s Congress, newspaper editorial board, or the president, I’m going to do what I think is right. I cannot do my job here at the department with a constant background commentary that undercuts me.”
Someone explain this please. Trump has tweeted attacks on the prosecutors, the judge and jury in the Roger Stone case. Barr responded by reducing the recommended sentence below the federal sentencing guidelines to please Trump. All four prosecutors at DOJ resigned in protest.
Isn’t this a bit like closing the barn door after the cows have left?
If Barr is trying to salvage his reputation outside of the MAGA crowd… ain’t gonna happen.