That tweet pretty much encapsulates what I think is happening here with Barr. He’s telling Trump to STFU and let him cover up Trump’s crimes on his own terms. But Trump won’t shut up, and, frankly, why should he? He got away with it before and he will again, as long as Republicans have enough votes in the Senate, which they always will have.
Also, the Times is hopelessly compromised by their bitter clinging to the notion that there will be some decent person who Trump hires that will finally turn things around. Not gonna happen.
Update: NPR has the same problem as the Times: