“We had a good meeting with Attorney General Bill Barr at the White House. Our relationship was great and he did a great job! According to the letter, Bill will leave to spend his holidays just before Christmas. Family,” Trump tweeted.
Trump said Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen will become acting attorney general after Barr leaves Dec. 23. The president has tweeted that Richard Donoku will become deputy attorney general.
However, in his resignation letter, Bar praised the president and said that Trump had been the victim of a series of unprovoked attacks.
“I am very proud that you have invited me to serve as Attorney General again for your administration and the American people,” Barr wrote in his resignation letter. “Your record is very historically significant because you faced incessant opposition to it.”
The Bar letter also praised Trump for his handling of the COVID-19 vaccine, border security and China.
The announcement follows a report last week of a federal inquiry into a deliberate attempt to block any public disclosure during the presidential election. Possible tax violations Hunter, son of President-elect Joe Biden.
Sources familiar with the matter told ABC News that the investigation, which began in 2018 at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware, has been suspended due to the release of Democrats’ primary and general election campaigns – to prevent transparent investigations that could affect elections in line with long-standing Department of Justice policy. The investigation began in January 2019 before Bar took office.
Trump has repeatedly expressed his frustration with Bar in recent weeks as he refuses to involve the judiciary in Trump’s failed legal efforts to reverse his election loss.
In an interview with the Associated Press in early December, the department said while investigating specific complaints about bar voter fraud, “To date, we have No fraud was found To the extent that it could have a different effect on the election. “
Trump, who was asked a few days later about the comments Bar made when he appeared in the Oval Office, declined to say if he still had confidence in the Attorney General and told reporters, “Ask me in several weeks from now.”
Sources said Barr had told allies in recent weeks that Biden was considering resigning before taking office and that he believed he had accomplished what he set out to achieve in the department.
Barr’s tenure has been marked by controversy on a number of occasions when he has supported the Bar Department in ways that promote Trump’s personal and political interests. His Four page summary Special Adviser Robert Mueller’s statement outlined chapters on Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election and President Trump’s obstruction of justice, angered Democrats and lawyers on Mல்லller’s panel, and accused him of misrepresenting Mல்லller’s findings to reduce his political influence on Trump.
Barr, who appears to have violated the belief that Trump was unjustly targeted by politically motivated officials at the FBI, has ordered an inquiry into the origins of Russia’s investigation, including an investigation by US attorney John Durham, who recently appointed Barr as a special adviser – Durham’s review will continue during Pyton’s tenure Confirming that.
Although Durham has indicted a former FBI prosecutor who pleaded guilty to altering a document used to protect the surveillance of a former Trump campaign aide, it is unclear whether he has disclosed any other criminal behavior. A detailed study by the Inspector General of the DOJ, published last year, announced that Russia’s investigation had begun with just cause, despite the misguidance of some FBI officials involved.
In other cases, Barr was accused of acting as the president’s personal lawyer, interfering in criminal cases involving Trump’s associates.
In February, Pars The reverse of the sentencing recommendation Roger Stone, Trump’s friendly and self-described “dirty trickster,” accused of damaging witnesses at M முller’s trial and obstructing justice, prompting four industry lawyers to leave the case – one resigning en masse.
Bar also tried Drop the criminal case Michael Flynn, a former national security adviser, has twice pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about links to the former Russian ambassador. Barr argued that FBI agents acted improperly during the investigation into Flynn and that his lies were not “material” in any false investigation.
After Flynn was granted a full pardon by Trump last month, a federal judge said he had reason to doubt the intentions of the judiciary in the process of formally dismissing the case.
“As the case progresses, President Trump has not hidden the extent of his interest in the case,” said U.S. District Judge Emmett Sullivan, referring to Trump’s public comments and how Twin’s Twitter treated Flynn. “In this context, the new legal positions taken by the government … raise questions about its intentions in the waiver.”
In the Flynn and Stone cases, Barr denied that he had acted on Trump or White House orders.
Barr, who previously served as attorney general for President George HW Bush, has been a key supporter of strengthening the presidency, seeking to bring political appointees in the FBI and DJ to greater control over bureaucrats.
Increasingly during his tenure, Barr was embarrassed by critics of what they argued was a blatant politicization of the sector. In speeches and interviews he repeatedly supported Trump and portrayed him as the victim of an illegal “opposition” that did not want to accept the results of the 2016 election.
In summer, see Sent federal law enforcement officers Following the death of George Floyd – Trump publicly called on police across the country to damage property and forcibly suppress rioters – Orders to disperse A crowd of peaceful protesters gathered near the White House to make way for Trump to hold a photo gallery at a nearby church.
He was one of those who repeatedly put forward the conspiracy that during the COVID-19 epidemic, foreign countries could send mail on millions of ballots, before the department confirmed any widespread fraud that could thwart the results of the 2020 election. US – Although CNN presented evidence to support those claims, he did not provide anything, saying it was common sense for them to try to do so.
It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. Prior to joining the management, Barr became a multi-millionaire in his position as General Advisor to GTE Corporation and its successor Verizon.