...In a surprising rebuke Thursday, Attorney General William Barr criticized President Donald Trump's tweets about Roger Stone's case and other Justice Department matters.
..."I think it's time to stop the tweeting about Department of Justice criminal cases," Barr told ABC News' Pierre Thomas in an interview.
...Trump on Tuesday blasted federal prosecutors' recommendation that Stone serve up to nine years in prison for a conviction that stemmed from a case that started under the special counsel.
...Trump did not help matters when he thanked Barr in a tweet Wednesday for "Tak[ing] charge" of the Stone case.
...Barr said Thursday that it was "Preposterous" to suggest that he intervened in the Stone case to lower the sentence at Trump's request.
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