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Trump announces resignation of AG William Barr
Trump announces resignation of AG William Barr
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Attorney General William Barr will resign next week, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter shortly after the Electoral College confirmed Joe Biden as the next president of the United States. Barr has been one of Trump's closet allies, advancing the president's political agenda and carried the administration's "law and order" message, but later lost his standing with Trump after declaring that the claims that the election was littered with fraud were unfounded.

"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," so Trump on Twitter, adding that Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen will become Acting Attorney General.