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Tags: attorney general | william barr | john durham | election fraud | voter fraud | justice department

AG Barr Now Considering Resigning Early

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Attorney General William Barr (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

By    |   Sunday, 06 December 2020 08:31 PM EST

Attorney General William Barr is weighing an early resignation, sources told The New York Times.

The news comes after a week where Barr had denied there was evidence of widespread voter fraud to overturn the election and multiple incidents of President Donald Trump declining to issue a public support of confidence in his one-time lockstep head of the Justice Department.

Three sources told the Times Barr might resign before the end of the year, but he is at least preparing to leave the DOJ by inauguration day, according to the report.

Barr had been weighing how to exit before this week's developments, a source told the Times, potentially a signal the nation's top law enforcement official has been uncomfortable with President Trump's election challenges or the pressure from Republicans to investigate the allegations of election and voter fraud.

Another person told the paper that Barr concluded he completed the work he set out to accomplish at the Justice Department.

There are reports Barr and Trump had a contentious meeting this week and the president remains frustrated there has been no public action in special counsel John Durham's investigation of the Russia investigators.

By the end of the week, the conservative House Freedom Caucus called on the DOJ and AG Barr to issue reports to Congress on the progress of investigations into election and voter fraud.

A Justice Department spokeswoman declined to comment to the Times. The White House had no comment for the Times.

Information from Bloomberg was used in this report.

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Attorney General William Barr is weighing an early resignation, sources told The New York Times.
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2020-31-06
Sunday, 06 December 2020 08:31 PM
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