December 14, 2020
As discussed, I will spend the next week wrapping up a few remaining matters important to the Administration and depart on December 23.
- AG Barr delivered his resignation letter to Pres. Trump on Monday.
- “Our relationship has been a very good one, he has done an outstanding job!,” Pres. Trump said of AG Barr – despite some recent criticisms.
- Deputy AG Jeff Rosen will become the acting Attorney General until Pres-elect Joe Biden takes office on January 20th.
- WHY IT MATTERS: Barr is Pres. Trump’s second Attorney General, nominated in late 2018 to replace Jeff Sessions. His late-term resignation comes as President-elect Joe Biden begins to name new heads of federal agencies ahead of his January 20th inauguration.
by Jenna Lee,