Washington, D.C. – On Monday, Attorney General William Barr announced his resignation for next week. Barr’s resignation was first released via a tweet by President Trump. In the tweet, Trump revealed Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen will become acting attorney general. The tweet was published within minutes of the Electoral College’s confirmation of President-elect Joe Biden’s 270 plus votes.
The recent intensifying strain on the relationship between Trump and Barr seems to not impact current events. The President has described Barr’s departure as amiable.
In the past, Barr has been an outspoken advocate for conservative values and ethics. He has continually pushed for a more expansive take on presidential power throughout his term. In a letter to the president, Barr expressed his honor to have been a part of Trump’s administration. Barr’s last day as Attorney General will be Dec. 23.
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