By the way, we do now have a tweet from Trump re Barr's statement yesterday.
Donald J. Trump
“The President has never asked me to do anything in a criminal case.” A.G. Barr 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!
This is a very tricky dance these people are engaged in. Trump, of course, has to assert his alpha dominance as always. But this is as weak and belated an instance of it as I've seen.
As I noted yesterday, Dobbs on Fox did a rant on Barr as an instrument of the Deep State. They can do that a bit, to give cover for Trump, but they aren't going to go on a war footing and I can't see much more of it coming from the Fox dipshits.
Edit: I should note that what Dobbs did there does serve a particular purpose. The most damaging aspect of all this is the validated perception that Barr is turning the Department of Justice into a servile lapdog of an authoritarian tyrant. Dobb's rant can be understood, perhaps, as a distraction from that perception.