President Trump has announced that Attorney General Bill Barr will depart his administration.
The news, shared to Twitter on the evening of December 14th, comes after Barr aided in the cover-up of a Department of Justice investigation into Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, and insisted that voter fraud didn’t occur in the 2020 election.
The two-tweet thread also reveals that Jeff Rosen will replace Barr as Acting Attorney General, and Richard Donoghue will take over Rosen’s former role of Deputy Attorney General.
“Our relationship has been a very good one, he has done an outstanding job,” President Trump also adaded.
…Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen, an outstanding person, will become Acting Attorney General. Highly respected Richard Donoghue will be taking over the duties of Deputy Attorney General. Thank you to all! pic.twitter.com/V5sqOJT9PM
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 14, 2020
Read Barr’s letter of resignation here: