Attorney General claimed his intervention to reduce the sentencing guidelines for , a confidant and former campaign adviser to , was not done at Trump’s behest.
In , Barr tried to separate the decision — which prompted calls for his resignation — from Trump’s influence, saying that lightening the sentencing guidelines was “the right thing to do.”
“I’m not going to be bullied or influenced by anybody … whether it’s Congress, a newspaper editorial board, or the president,” Barr told ABC. “I’m going to do what I think is right.”
Barr blamed the firestorm over the decision on Trump’s tweets, which he said “make it impossible for me to do my job.”
On Monday, a team of DOJ