I suppose I should comment about the argument by proxy between President Trump and Attorney General William Barr. I’ve said many times in the past that I don’t understand President Trump’s thought processes at all. I don’t think he should be tweeting at all let alone as frequently as he does. I agree with AG Barr that the president shouldn’t be tweeting about cases in progress or exerting what the military calls “unlawful command influence” over cases or sentencing.
I think that presidential appointees shouldn’t be airing their disagreements with their boss in public and that presidents deserve to have subordinates in whom they can be confident. It is fully within President Trump’s authority to fire Bill Barr. I think he’d be a fool to do so.
I also have a little, tiny paranoid streak that makes me wonder if this flap isn’t battlespace preparation.