Almost No One Is Buying Bill Barr’s Complaint About Trump’s Tweets: ‘Absolutely Nonsense Theatrics’

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Attorney General Bill Barr appeared to directly rebuke President Donald Trump on Thursday over the latter’s numerous, incendiary tweets aimed at the Justice Department, but lots of political observers detected a distinct lack of sincerity in Barr’s supposed “complaint.”

When Barr told ABC News that Trump’s online broadsides “make it impossible to do my job,” a torrent of criticism rushed back at the attorney general, much of it arguing that Barr seems to be doing the job as Trump would define it — by protecting his allies and investigating his critics — just fine.

Don’t be fooled by this one, people. Barr is telling the president that his impulsiveness is
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