President Trump: AG Barr to resign December 23

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FILE – In this July 15, 2020, file photo attorney General William Barr participates in a law enforcement briefing on the MS-13 gang with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Barr is scheduled to appear for the first time before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, July 28. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WCBD) – President Donald Trump on Monday announced the resignation of Attorney General William Barr via Twitter.

Trump said that Barr will leave his position “just before Christmas to spend the holidays with his family.”

In a letter sent from Barr to Trump, Barr said that he will be wrapping things up at the Department of Justice and leaving December 23.

Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen will take over as acting Attorney General.

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) released the following statement:

“I have nothing but total respect and admiration for the job done by William Barr as Attorney General of the United States. As Attorney General, Mr. Barr vigorously pursued the corruption that was Crossfire Hurricane and has made a real genuine effort to restore credibility to the Department of Justice after the leadership of Comey and McCabe. Attorney General Barr has much to be proud of. When it came to the law, he played it straight and has set in motion many reforms to the FISA process that will pay dividends over time and, under his leadership, the Department has taken a very hard look at social media platforms. William Barr was the right man at the right time in overseeing highly political investigations and stood in the breach at times against both the left and the right. America has greatly benefitted from the service of William Barr as Attorney General, and I wish him well in all future endeavors. I have tremendous confidence in Deputy Attorney General Rosen, who will now be the acting Attorney General. He is a good man and will be an ethical leader and a steady hand at the Department of Justice.”

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