Attorney General William Barr resigned Monday and said he will leave office Dec. 23.
On Monday, Barr visited the White House, where President Donald Trump said the attorney general submitted his resignation letter.
"As per letter, Bill will be leaving just before Christmas to spend the holidays with his family," Trump tweeted.
Just had a very nice meeting with Attorney General Bill Barr at the White House. 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...
...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
In Barr's letter, he said he had updated the president on the allegations of voter fraud in the November election and how his department would continue to pursue the allegations.
Trump said Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen will become acting attorney general. The president called Rosen "an outstanding person."
Barr also served as attorney general under President George H.W. Bush.
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