Bill Barr Resigns as Attorney General

Bill Barr Resigns as Attorney General

( – For weeks, rumors have swirled that President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr were on the outs. During a Fox & Friends interview on December 14, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said the president was “frustrated” with the AG. Later that evening, Barr resigned from his job.

Barr sent the president an update about the investigations into voter fraud allegations. The AG said those probes will continue. He then praised Trump for the way he weathered the “partisan onslaught” against him. Barr concluded the letter by saying he’s going to spend the week “wrapping up a few remaining matters” and then he will “depart on December 23rd.”

President Trump confirmed Barr was leaving on Twitter.

Barr became AG in February 2019; he’d previously served in the position from 1991 to 1993. During his time in the Trump administration, he oversaw the end of the Mueller investigation, launched a probe into the origins of Russiagate, and was one of the president’s closest allies. Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen will step into his shoes when he leaves just before Christmas.

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