The attorney general of the United States, William Barr, is considering leaving office before Donald Trump leaves the White House on January 20, as reported in recent hours by both the newspaper ‘The New York Times’ and the CNN network .
One of the sources consulted by the newspaper has indicated that the announcement could be made before the end of the year, while the source cited by CNN assures that “the final decision has not yet been made.”
However, the sources have not wanted to clarify the reasons that have led the attorney general to consider his resignation. Barr reported last week that the Justice Department has found no evidence of fraud in the recent election, despite Trump’s insistence to the contrary.
The two had a lengthy meeting on Tuesday, according to a source with knowledge of it cited by CNN, and Trump on Thursday declined to openly say whether he trusts Barr. “Ask me in a few weeks. They should be looking at all this fraud,” he said.
One of the sources with whom ‘The New York Times’ has spoken has pointed out that Barr had already been considering his departure since before last week and that Trump’s position has not influenced, while another of the sources has stressed that the Attorney General has concluded that he has completed the work that was marked in the Department of Justice, a position he arrived in February 2019 to replace Jeff Sesions.