Lib media refused to believe Barr’s condemnation of Trump’s tweets. Do they now?

Attorney General Bill Barr took issue with President Donald Trump’s tweets but liberals were refusing to believe he was being sincere, but a lot has changed over the course of a few hours.

Barr admitted that Trump’s tweets “make it impossible for me to do my job,” during an interview with ABC News on Thursday, following blowback over the president’s tweet this week slamming sentencing in the case against his longtime friend Roger Stone.

Barr told ABC News Chief Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas that Trump “has never asked me to do anything in a criminal case” but felt he should “stop the tweeting about Department of Justice criminal cases.” He added that he was ready for any consequences for his comments, suggesting the president could call him out for the public rebuke.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell defended Barr and South Carolina Republican. Sen. Lindsey Graham expressed his “complete confidence” in the attorney general as criticism rolled in.

“The President wasn’t bothered by the comments at all and he has the right, just like any American citizen, to publicly offer his opinions,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement following Barr’s interview. “The President has full faith and confidence in Attorney General Barr to do his job and uphold the law.”

But critics on the left soon raised the alarm, fearing to admit Trump may be right by tearing into Barr’s remarks as staged and a theatrical “performance.”

Former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather weighed in though no one asked.

CNN’s Susan Hennessey called it “absolutely nonsense theatrics.”

CNN host Chris Cuomo likened Barr’s comment to a “whack at the boss” on “Cuomo Prime Time.”

“Really? What a smack,” Cuomo said. “Such defiance, such that, I have to suspect that punch is a ploy. Distract the media with the drama while ignoring the fact that the explanation from Barr about how it happened here with [Roger] Stone.”

The fact that Trump “let the disrespect go” was “another clue” to Cuomo that the comment was a “canard.”

Filmmaker Judd Apatow called Barr’s interview a “drama created to cover up corruption.”

Barr’s comment was an “outburst” that “means little if he does not actually stand up to Trump,” Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin said.

“I call bulls—t,” Democratic Coalition Jon Cooper tweeted.

“It’s clear Barr’s job is to enact Trump’s corrupt policies,” MSNBC’s Chris Hayes mocked.

“Barr criticized Trump, perhaps even with Trump’s approval, to shore up the Justice Department’s credibility as an independent agency that makes decisions based on the law, not the president’s whims,” New York Times columnist David Leonhardt suggested in a piece published Friday.

“In this scenario, Barr is happy to use the Justice Department to help Trump but would prefer the help to be less obvious,” Leonhardt wrote. “Which is the right interpretation? It’s impossible to know right now.”

In a move that neither political side saw coming, the Dept of Justice announced on Friday that it was closing its case against former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and dropping criminal charges.

McCabe had admitted to leaking information to the Washington Post after he was caught lying about it. Trump supporters had been waiting for justice, especially in light of the outrageous sentence recommended for Trump ally Roger Stone.

The DOJ’s decision to drop the case on McCabe seems to put an egg on everyone’s face…  The liberal media for parroting the narrative that Barr was merely a puppet for Trump, and Republicans who believed they’d see equal justice under the law.

Barr, for the time being, is getting hammered from all sides now:

Frieda Powers

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Originally from New York, Powers graduated from New York University and eventually made her way to sunny South Florida where she has been writing for the BizPacReview team since 2015.
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