Barr Resigns DOJ – He Will Step-Down Before Christmas

President Donald Trump has announced that Attorney General Bill Barr has provided his letter of resignation.

President Donald Trump has announced that Attorney General Bill Barr has provided his letter of resignation.

The President announced Monday evening that Barr will be stepping down from his position as Attorney General at the Department of Justice. He will vacate the position before Christmas, according to Trump.

Trump added that Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen will serve as Acting Attorney General. Richard Donoghue will now perform the duties of the Deputy Attorney General.

Following the 2020 presidential election, Trump has publicly expressed frustration with Barr’s handling of the DOJ.

You would think if you’re in the FBI or Department of Justice, this is the biggest thing you could be looking at,” Trump said in a November 29 interview with Fox News referring to allegations of voter fraud. “Where are they? I’ve not seen anything.”

That same day Barr had stated that the Justice Department has not discovered any credible evidence of widespread fraud in the presidential election.

To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election,” Barr told the Associated Press.

The president also expressed frustration with Barr immediately following the revelation that Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, is under federal criminal investigation by the Justice Department for his business deals with China.

On Saturday, Trump retweeted a statement saying that if that report was true, Barr should be fired, adding that the lack of disclosure was “a big disappointment.”

Barr had previously discussed his interest in remaining attorney general should Trump remain president for an additional term. However, since election day, Barr began discussing a potential resignation with his associates, according to a report by the Washington Post.

Although there has been tension between the president and Barr, the Attorney General spoke highly of Trump in the resignation letter. Barr mentioned Trump’s “unprecedented achievements” for the American people, saying that they were accomplished despite “relentless, implacable resistance” from his opponents.

Barr also said that Trump has been victim to a “partisan onslaught… in which no tactic, no matter how abusive and deceitful, was out of bounds.”

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