They weren't just tweet little nothings. The White House shrugged off an explosive claim by Attorney General William Barr that President Donald Trump's constant tweeting makes it "impossible" to work. "I’m not going to be bullied or influenced by anybody," he told ABC News yesterday. Barr's comments followed widespread criticism that the Justice Department appeared to ease its proposed sentence for convicted Trump ally Roger Stone in response to tweeted complaints from the president.
Why did Barr pipe up? Some say staying silent would have meant risking a revolt inside his 115,000-employee agency.