Two days after President Trump called him a “big disappointment,” Attorney General William Barr resigned on Monday. Trump made the announcement via Twitter saying that he had a “very nice meeting” with Barr and that he would be leaving “just before Christmas to spend the holidays with his family.”
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…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 14, 2020
Trump also announced that the current Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen, “an outstanding person, will become Acting Attorney General.” He also indicated that Richard Donoghue will take over the duties of Deputy Attorney General.