Trump insists he can intervene in criminal cases

Trump insists he can intervene in criminal cases

Washington (AFP) - President Donald Trump dismissed rare criticism from his attorney general Friday, tweeting that he has the "legal right" to intervene in criminal cases whenever he likes.The Republican businessman has been accused by opponents in Congress of trying to strip away the Justice Department's independence to benefit himself and his allies.He denies this but on Thursday he came under fire from his own attorney general, Bill Barr, who complained that Trump's frequent tweeting about ongoing criminal cases meant "I cannot do my job."Barr told ABC News television that "it's time to sto...


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