The United States Attorney General, William Barr, is considering leaving his post before January 20, the day President Donald Trump leaves office, according to a new report by CNN.
According to CNN, a source reveals that Barr, a Trump loyalist, is not happy with Trump, writing that Barr “is not someone who takes bullying and turns the other cheek!”
“He has not made a final decision,” the source said.
Acording to reports, Trump was frustrated with Barr for saying in an interview that the Justice Department had found no evidence of widespread election fraud.
According to the Washington post, Trump and Barr had a “contentious,” lengthy meeting inside the West Wing last week Tuesday.
On Thursday, December 3, Trump refused to say whether he had confidence in Barr, a sign that the attorney general has fallen out of the President’s favor.
“Ask me that in a number of weeks from now. They should be looking at all of this fraud,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office.
Barr has faced accusations that he has politicized the Justice Department, by involving himself in the sentencing for Trump’s friend Roger Stone and dropping federal charges against former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Barr, a former attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, Barr came out of retirement in 2019 to take over the Justice Department after Trump dismissed former Attorney General Jeff Sessions from the role.
Trump has refused to concede the 2020 presidential, claiming the election was fraudulently stolen from him.