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Trump’s attorney general Bill Barr resigns Updated for 2021

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Updated: February 26, 2021

The United States attorney general, Bill Barr, has resigned, President Donald Trump announced on Monday, along with his resignation letter.

Trump said Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen will become Acting Attorney General while Richard Donoghue will be taking over the duties of Deputy Attorney General.

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“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,” Trump tweeted.

Barr’s resignation came only minutes after the electoral college formally elected Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Kamala D. Harris President and Vice President of the United States.

Below is Barr’s resignation letter.

Barr, a Trump’s loyalist notably disputed the president’s voter fraud claims earlier this month, and he was expected to resign or be sacked by Trump.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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