The United States Attorney General, William Barr, is considering resigning following the tweets of his boss, President Donald Trump, who he recently confessed is making him “impossible” to do his job.
The Washington Post reported Tuesday that Barr has already talked to people close to Trump about his plans, according to three officials who talked to the capital newspaper on condition of anonymity.
These sources also indicated that Barr would be communicating his intention to resign to Trump’s environment with the goal that the president stop commenting on Twitter about the Department of Justice. “It has its limits,” said one of the officials.
Barr said last week in an interview with the ABC network that the criticism of the president is making it “impossible” to do his job and warned that he will not be “intimidated or influenced by anyone.”
The statements came after Trump criticized the Justice Department’s condemnation request for Roger Stone, a close ex-collaborator of the president who was convicted of seven charges for his involvement in the so-called Russian plot.
“I will not be intimidated or influenced by anyone, be it the Congress, the editorial team of a newspaper or the president,” Barr said.
“(Trump’s criticisms) make it impossible for me to do my job and I want to assure you that the courts and prosecutors of my department are doing our job with integrity,” he said.
Trump’s attacks on Twitter against the Department of Justice, led by Barr, for the Stone case, led to the resignation of the four prosecutors in charge of that procedure last Tuesday.
Barr’s statements have failed for the moment to stop Trump from commenting on the Department of Justice, which responded to his prosecutor that as president he has “legal right” to interfere in court cases.