Trump, who had disagreements with Barr’s handling of the DOJ’s investigation into the FBI’s malfeasance in the Russia probe, as well as Barr’s conflicting point of view that there was no evidence of wide spread election fraud, said he had met with Barr and discussed his resignation.
“Just had a very nice meeting with Attorney General Bill Barr at the White House,” Trump tweeted. “Our relationship has been a very good one, he has done an outstanding job! As per letter, Bill will be leaving just before Christmas to spend the holidays with his family.”
The next in line will be Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen, who will become the acting attorney general, added Trump.
Trump also noted that Richard Donoghue “will take over the duties of Deputy Attorney General.”
Barr said in a letter to the president, which was posted by Fox News that he was proud to have served in his administration and that he would be leaving his office on December, 23.
Barr and Trump found themselves at opposite ends of the spectrum on the issue of election fraud. Barr had said earlier this month that the DOJ found no evidence of widespread election fraud.
Barr became a major disappointment to those supporting Trump and failed to hold former Obama federal law enforcement, government and intelligence officials accountable for the unlawful and now debunked investigation into claims that Trump’s 2016 campaign and administration had conspired with Russia.
He noted in his letter to Trump, however, that Russia hoax investigation by the FBI “was the effort to cripple, if not oust your administration, with frenzied and baseless accusations of collusion with Russia.” Still, Barr did little to hold those who attempted to oust Trump from office accountable.
Barr replaced another divisive Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, who early on had recused himself from the Russia investigation that led to former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
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At a recent rally in Iowa, former President Donald Trump promised that if elected again in 2024, he would invoke the Alien Enemies Act to enable widespread deportation of migrants who have illegally entered the United States. Since President Joe Biden took office in January of 2021, over 6 million people have illegally entered the country.
Republican Representative Andy Biggs from border state Arizona, which is among the states suffering the greatest consequences from the Biden administration policies, lamented that Trump’s suggestion will be “necessary.”
Speaking on the “Just the News, No Noise” television show, Biggs stated “[I]t’s actually gonna have to be necessary.” Biggs then added his thoughts on how many more people will continue to cross the border under Biden: “Because by the time Trump gets back in office, you will have had over 10 million, in my opinion, over 10 million illegal aliens cross our border and come into the country, under the Biden regime.”
“And so when you start deporting people, and removing them from this country, what that does is that disincentivizes the tens of thousands of people who are coming,” Biggs went on. “And by the way, everyday down in Darién Gap, which is in Panama… over 5,000 people a day. [I] talk[ed] to one of my sources from the gap today. And I will just tell you, those people that you’ve seen come come in to Eagle Pass, over 7,000 in a three day period, most of those two weeks ago, were down crossing into the Darién Gap.”
“And those people… make their way up and they end up in the Eagle Pass [Texas], Del Rio area,” he continued. “So if you want to disincentivize them, you remove them from the country, which is why they remain in Mexico policy was so doggone effective at slowing down illegal border crossings.”
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