President Donald Trump apparently confirmed that Attorney General William Barr was interfering in the prosecutions of his friends caught up in the Russia probe -- and other social media users were shocked by his bravado.
Four prosecutors abruptly resigned from Roger Stone’s case Tuesday after Barr appeared to intervene and reject their sentencing recommendation, and Trump removed all doubt that his attorney general was involved in a Wednesday morning tweet.
“Congratulations to Attorney General Bill Barr for taking charge of a case that was totally out of control and perhaps should not have even been brought,” Trump tweeted. “Evidence now clearly shows that the Mueller Scam was improperly brought & tainted. Even Bob Mueller lied to Congress!”
The confirmation sent shockwaves throughout Twitter.
How is this not impeachable? https://t.co/rBRetVNi3o— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡)1581512097.0
Barr’s manifest interference in these cases—which the President who appointed him is celebrating this morning—was f… https://t.co/TKjXO1IWX0— southpaw (@southpaw)1581512117.0
Trump learned his lesson: When committing high crimes and misdemeanors, commit them in public. That way, there will… https://t.co/9TvexOAKMr— Windsor Mann (@Windsor Mann)1581513536.0
Yes. Just because he does it openly and w/o shame doesn’t make it any less lawless and horrifying. Cannot have outr… https://t.co/1lrRRjRcMz— Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sherrilyn Ifill)1581510791.0
DOJ is now officially DODJT https://t.co/MEKa9sNqvS— Fiddler (@Fiddler)1581513141.0
I think if you told Republicans this is what they’d eventually be supporting in 2016 they’d never believe you and a… https://t.co/HwoMLCu93m— Grudgie the Whale (@Grudgie the Whale)1581514169.0
He commits his crimes in plain sight. And then boasts about them. https://t.co/LuWlQC5C0r— Richard Stengel (@Richard Stengel)1581512970.0
@realDonaldTrump Bob Mueller never lied to Congress. Your lawlessness will end the moment you leave office and you… https://t.co/ETNMabH2PK— Thomas Joseph (@Thomas Joseph)1581509569.0
@realDonaldTrump You’re broken. You can’t sleep. You can’t work. You totally ignore your family. You’re enraged and… https://t.co/VhlB8XYnNo— Andy Ostroy (@Andy Ostroy)1581510929.0
@realDonaldTrump Less than 4 years ago it was a major scandal that AG Lynch met w/ Former-President Clinton to chat… https://t.co/3FethEXeoG— David Rothschild (@David Rothschild)1581511546.0