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In a rare rebuke to Trump, Attorney General William Barr has said the president's tweets make it "impossible to do my job."
In an interview with ABC News on Thursday, Barr said President Donald Trump's "constant background commentary" about the Justice Department “make it impossible for me to do my job."
“I think it’s time to stop the tweeting about Department of Justice criminal cases."
Barr's remarks come a day after Trump praised the attorney general for submitting a new sentencing recommendation for Roger Stone, overruling career prosecutors who requested the former Trump adviser serve 7–9 years in prison.
Barr said he's prepared for any blowback from the president.
"As I said during my confirmation, I came in to serve as attorney general. I am responsible for everything that happens in the department, but the thing I have most responsibility for are the issues that are brought to me for decision."
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Fetal Remains Laid to Rest
The remains of 2,411 fetuses found at the home and in the vehicle of deceased abortion provider Dr. Ulrich Klopfer were buried together Wednesday at a donated plot in South Bend, Indiana.
Indiana officials said the burial was done in compliance with a state law from 2016 which requires the dignified disposal of the remains of aborted fetuses.
Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill (R) presided over the ceremony, saying:
"While it would have been preferable to return the remains to each city where the procedure took place, that was not possible, due to the degradation of the remains and the unreliability of the records."
Hill said that the investigation hasn't discovered Klopfer's motivation for keeping the remains of the aborted fetuses, many of which were in plastic bags or boxes, and that his intent may never be known.
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