Attorney General Bill Barr is out, but confounding the predictions of many, he is apparently leaving on good terms with President Trump.
“I am greatly honored that you called on me to serve your Administration and the American people once again as Attorney General,” Barr wrote in his letter of resignation. “I am proud to have played a role in the many successes and unprecedented achievements you have delivered for the American people. Your record is all the more historic because you accomplished it in the face of relentless, implacable resistance.”
Trump has been critical of Barr in recent days. Barr recently commented that there was no evidence of widespread voter fraud, invoking Trump’s ire. But apparently, they were able to be adults about it in the end, given all those days in the foxhole of the Washington swamp they have spent together.
That’s good, because Barr has been one of the best aides Trump has had.
…Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen, an outstanding person, will become Acting Attorney General. Highly respected Richard Donoghue will be taking over the duties of Deputy Attorney General. Thank you to all! pic.twitter.com/V5sqOJT9PM
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 14, 2020