William Barr has resigned from his post as Attorney General, according to a tweet by President Trump early Monday evening. The two-part tweet included images of Barr’s letter of resignation.
The majority of the letter commends President Trump for his numerous successes amid “relentless, implacable resistance” and a constant partisan assault against his presidency “in which no tactic, no matter how abusive and deceitful, was out of bounds.”
The soon-to-be-former Attorney General compliments President Trump on creating “the strongest and most resilient economy in American history,” pointing to the “unprecedented progress to those previously left out.” The letter goes on to commend the President for his work brokering Middle East peace deals, all while strengthening our military. Barr praises Trump for Operation Warp Speed, which will “undoubtedly save millions of lives” by delivering a coronavirus vaccine at a pace never thought possible.
Barr goes on to point out Trump’s tough stance on crime, including curbing exploitation from China, as well as his unwavering support for our law enforcement officers who “selflessly–and too often thanklessly–risk their lives to keep our communities.” Barr closes his resignation letter wishing the First Family a Merry Christmas and a Blessed Holiday Season.
President Trump announced Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen will be acting Attorney General after Barr’s departure on December 23rd, adding that Gen. Rosen is “an outstanding person.” Attorney and prosecutor Richard Donoghue will assume the role of Deputy Attorney General.