December 15, 2020 8:57:21 AM
U.S. Attorney General William Barr, who eventually publicly differed from President Donald Trump over allegations of voter fraud in the Nov. 3 presidential election, has resigned.
Trump has appointed his deputy Jeff Rosen as acting attorney general.
“I just had a great meeting with Attorney General Bill Barr at the White House. Our relationship was a very good one, he did a remarkable job! According to the letter, Bill will leave just before Christmas to spend the holidays with his family … “, Trump announced on twitter on Monday night.
“Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen, a remarkable person, will become interim Attorney General. Highly respected Richard Donoghue will take over the duties of Deputy Attorney General. Thank you all! ”Trump said as he tweeted Barr’s two-page resignation letter.
Barr, in his letter, said: “As we have discussed, I will spend next week covering some issues that remain important to the administration and I will leave on December 23.”
“I am very honored that you have called me to serve your administration and the American people again as attorney general. I am proud to have played a role in the many unprecedented successes and achievements you have provided for the American people. Your record is all the more historic because you have achieved it in the face of relentless relentless resistance, “he added.
Democratic Congressman David Cicilline claimed that Barr helped and supported Trump’s attacks on the US election.
“He has done incalculable damage to our democracy. It will not be missed “, Cicilline wrote on Twitter.
Congressman Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said Barr lied to cover Trump.
“We have launched political investigations. Subverted justice and the rule of law. And they violently repressed the protesters. So good relief. Now, work must begin to restore a credible and independent justice system. “
📣 Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay up to date with the latest headlines
For all the latest World News, download the Indian Express app.