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Trump, Barr Fuel DOJ Turmoil Over Cases Tied to White House

  • Barr moves on Stone, Flynn risk Justice Department reputation
  • Attorney general also publicly criticized Trump’s tweets
Donald Trump and William Barr.

Donald Trump and William Barr.

Photographer: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

Attorney General William Barr threw his Justice Department into turmoil this week as he seized control of cases tied to Donald Trump, risking a rebellion within the ranks, and publicly criticized the president amid accusations both men have politicized America’s top law enforcement agency.

In the span of five days, Barr revealed that he’s established a private channel for Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani to relay his allegations on Ukraine and ordered prosecutors to reduce their sentencing recommendation for Trump associate Roger Stone. News also surfaced that Barr has moved to review the prosecution of Michael Flynn, the president’s first national security adviser.