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Trump just admitted that he makes Bill Barr’s job ‘impossible’

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Despite Attorney General Bill Barr’s plea for his boss to stop tweeting about Justice Department matters, President Donald Trump continued to launch attacks at prosecutors and the judiciary on Tuesday morning in his fury at certain federal cases.

He did this even though, as he admitted to reporters on Tuesday afternoon, he agreed with Barr’s claim that such actions made the attorney general’s job “impossible.”

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“I think it’s time to stop the tweeting about Department of Justice criminal cases,” Barr said last week after outrage erupted about the attorney general’s intervention to lower the sentencing recommendation in the Roger Stone case, which Trump had publicly decried.

On Tuesday, Trump tweeted calls for Stone to get a new trial, slammed former Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his prosecutors, and quoted criticism of Judge Amy Berman Jackson.

Later, while speaking with reporters, Trump was asked: “Are you making [Barr’s] job impossible?”

“Yeah, I do make his job harder,” Trump said. “I do agree with that. I think that’s true. He’s a very straight shooter, we have a great attorney general. He is working very hard. He’s working against a lot of people that don’t want to see good things happen, in my opinion. That’s my opinion, not his opinion. You will have to ask what his opinion is.”

But Trump continued to insist that, because he is unfairly treated by the news (he apparently discounted the existence of Fox News and other conservative outlets), he needs to use Twitter to get his message out.

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“I will say this, social media, for me, has been very important,” he said. “It gives me a voice. I don’t get that voice in the press, in the media.”

Of course, if Trump felt he couldn’t get his message out without making the job of his attorney general — one of the most significant members of the Cabinet — “impossible,” one would think the most responsible choice would be to resign.

Watch Trump’s comments below:

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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards honors staffer who died from COVID-19

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Gov. John Bel Edwards (D-LA) offered a moving tribute to a member of his staff who died from COVID-19.

"On behalf of the first lady and my entire administration, it is with heavy hearts that we mourn the loss of our dear April, who succumbed to complications from COVID-19," he posted on Twitter, along with photos.

"She brightened everyone’s day with her smile and was an inspiration to everyone who met her," he continued.

"She lived her life to the fullest and improved the lives of countless Louisianans with disabilities as a dedicated staff member in the Governor's Office of Disability Affairs. April worked hard as an advocate for herself & other members of the disability community," he wrote.

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Washington state nurses share shocking stories from their war against coronavirus

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by Ken Armstrong and Vianna Davila

Nurses at one hospital in southeastern Washington state have alleged that, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, they were ordered by supervisors to use one protective mask per shift, potentially exposing themselves to the novel coronavirus.

At another hospital, just east of Seattle, nurses had to use face shields indefinitely.

At a third hospital, on Washington’s border with Oregon, nurses reported that respirators were expired. The hospital responded, the nurses said, by ordering staff to remove stickers showing that the respirators might be as much as three years out of date.

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‘His incompetence will cost lives’: Joe Biden goes after Trump on coronavirus in new 2020 campaign ad

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Former Vice President is continuing to campaign for president in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic hitting America.

On Saturday, Biden went after Trump on the issue of coronavirus testing.

"Where are the tests, Mr. President?" Biden asked.

Biden followed up with an online video warning that lives will be needlessly lost.

"His failure will cost lives," the video says. "His downplaying will cost lives. His incompetence will cost lives."

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