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William Barr’s comments come after a backlash over the reduced sentence for Roger Stone

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Friday, February 14, 2020 – 6:49am

The US attorney general has said that President Donald Trump “undercuts” him when he tweets about cases, making it “impossible for me to do my job”.

William Barr’s comments are a “rare sign of annoyance with Mr Trump,” says the BBC, and come “amid intense scrutiny” of the Justice Department over the handling of a case involving Roger Stone – a convicted former advisor to the president.

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This week, the Justice Department announced it planned to reduce the length of the prison sentence it would seek for Stone, a long-time friend of Trump who was convicted of obstructing an investigation by the House Intelligence Committee into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

After the four prosecutors leading the case against Stone recommended a nine-year sentence, Donald Trump tweeted: “This is a horrible and very unfair situation. Cannot allow this miscarriage of justice!”

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