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Attorney General William Barr Resigns His Position

What Happened:

  • On Monday, Attorney General William Barr announced he would resign next week.

  • The departure comes a few weeks after the Trump loyalist announced that the Department of Justice had not found evidence of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election. Many experts believed that Barr's days in the administration were numbered after the announcement.

  • Barr's departure was announced by Trump via Twitter a few minutes after the Electoral College confirmed Joe Biden as President-Elect.

  • Despite the growing tension between Barr and Trump, the departure is seemingly amicable with Trump tweeting, "Just had a very nice meeting with Attorney General Bill Barr at the White House. Our relationship has been a very good one, he has done an outstanding job! As per letter, Bill will be leaving just before Christmas to spend the holidays with his family."

  • Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen will become acting Attorney General.

Developing Story

Photo Source: Dept. of Justice

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