Tensions growing between president, attorney general

In exclusive interview with ABC News, Attorney General Bill Barr said Donald Trump's tweets make it impossible for him to do his job.
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Next, the latest in the apparent growing tensions between president trump and his attorney general. Bill Barr appearing to make a rare break with the president he has fiercely defended when he told ABC news this week the president's tweets make it impossible for him to do his job. And now new tweets from the president about the justice department. ABC's Kyra Phillips reports from west palm beach. Reporter: It was a rare and bold move. In an exclusive interview with ABC, attorney general bill Barr declaring the president's tweets make it impossible for him to do It's time to stop the tweeting about department of justice criminal cases. Reporter: Then, the president today, in true trump fashion, doubling down, firing off yet another tweet about another doj case, involving one of his favorite targets -- former acting FBI director Andrew Mccabe. After federal prosecutors formally closed its two-year investigation into Mccabe, declining to bring charges, the president writing Mccabe "Misled investigators over roll in news media disclosure." Yesterday, Mccabe lashed out at the justice department for the investigation. It is an absolute disgrace that they took two years and put my family through this experience for two years before they finally drew the obvious conclusion and one they could have drawn a long, long time ago. Reporter: Barr's blunt interview was a stunning show of dissent from the president's but that wasn't enough to stop the tweeting. President trump claiming though he's never directly intervened in a case, "This doesn't mean that I do not have, as president, the legal right to do so, I do, but I have so far chosen not to." Tom, it seems that president trump feels emboldened since his acquittal, proving no matter who it is, that even with a warning from a white house ally, he is going to tweet and speak his mind. Tom?

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