By Simdi Gloria:-
President Donald Trump has announced that US Attorney General William Barr is stepping down before Christmas.
Mr. Barr’s term is due to end on 20 January, when Mr. Trump leaves office.
But recently, there has been tension between the two after Mr. Barr said there was no widespread evidence of voter fraud in November’s election.
Trump criticised him for not publicly disclosing that the justice department was investigating Joe Biden’s son during the campaign.
Mr. Trump tweeted Mr. Barr’s resignation letter saying: “Our relationship has been a very good one, he has done an outstanding job!”
Mr. Barr’s letter to the president began by saying he “appreciated the opportunity to update” the president on the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) review of voter fraud allegations in the recent election and “how these allegations will continue to be pursued”.
He did not give more details about the review and praised Mr. Trump’s achievements in office before ending the letter by saying he will depart from his position on 23 December.
Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen will serve as acting attorney general, Mr. Trump said.
Mr. Barr, 70, had previously served as attorney general under President George Bush in the early 1990s.