Donald Trump spoke to reporters before departing to California on Tuesday. The topic of Attorney General William Barr’s involvement in Roger Stone’s case came up and Trump had a few words to say about it.
Trump claimed that if he wanted to interfere in the case and tell Barr to lower the sentence he could have because he is “the chief law enforcement officer of the country.”
“I’m actually, I guess, the chief law enforcement officer of the country,” Trump said. “But I’ve chosen not to be involved.”
“I could be involved if I wanted to be,” he added.
Trump also claimed that he has not considered a pardon for Stone.
“Chief law enforcement officer” is usually a title reserved for the attorney general.
Take a look at his remarks in the video clip below:
TRUMP: "I'm actually, I guess, the chief law enforcement officer of the country." (The attorney general is the top law enforcement officer of the country.) pic.twitter.com/5ajK5CkTxB
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 18, 2020