Via tweet—after all—Donald Trump has simply introduced the resignation of Lawyer Normal William Barr, who can be leaving his submit as of December 23rd. Trump additionally posted Barr’s hilariously fawning letter, which conspicuously doesn’t point out whether or not he was requested to depart or did so of his personal accord, solely noting that he can be wrapping up issues over the subsequent week “as mentioned.”
Trump was broadly reported to be indignant with Barr over Barr’s incapability to nullify the election on his behalf based mostly on conspiracy theories and autocratic nonsense, and rumors of his potential firing had been circulating for weeks.
Trump posted Barr’s ousting to Twitter solely minutes after California’s 55 electors formally gave Joe Biden the Electoral Faculty win and the subsequent presidency of the USA. This was probably a pathetic Trumpian effort to deflect consideration from Biden’s win, although we can not fully rule out the chance that Barr’s job actually did hinge on a last-ditch effort to stop Trump’s election loss from being so formalized.