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USA: Trump declares himself 'the chief law enforcement officer' amid AG Barr-Stone controversy

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February 19, 2020 at 00:10 GMT +00:00 · Published

US President Donald Trump has falsely claimed he is "the chief law enforcement officer of the country" after Attorney General William Barr's pleas with Trump to cease his online activity amid the Roger Stone case did little to stop the president.

The President comments came as he was preparing to fly to California from Joint Base Andrew, Maryland, on Tuesday.

"I'm allowed to be totally involved. I'm actually, I guess, the chief law enforcement officer of the country, but I've chosen not to be involved," said Trump.

The response came after Barr declared in an interview that Trump should stop tweeting about the Department of Justice criminal cases especially that of Trump's former aide Stone whose prison sentence was deemed too harsh by Trump.

Despite Trump's claims, Barr, US's Attorney General is actually the chief law enforcement officer of the US.

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US President Donald Trump has falsely claimed he is "the chief law enforcement officer of the country" after Attorney General William Barr's pleas with Trump to cease his online activity amid the Roger Stone case did little to stop the president.

The President comments came as he was preparing to fly to California from Joint Base Andrew, Maryland, on Tuesday.

"I'm allowed to be totally involved. I'm actually, I guess, the chief law enforcement officer of the country, but I've chosen not to be involved," said Trump.

The response came after Barr declared in an interview that Trump should stop tweeting about the Department of Justice criminal cases especially that of Trump's former aide Stone whose prison sentence was deemed too harsh by Trump.

Despite Trump's claims, Barr, US's Attorney General is actually the chief law enforcement officer of the US.

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