Plot twist. According to the New York Occasions, sources near Lawyer Common Invoice Barr say he’s exploring how one can resign from the flaming dumpster hearth that’s the decomposing Trump administration, earlier than all of it ends subsequent month. One supply near Barr who spoke to the Occasions stated he may announce his departure earlier than the top of the yr.
By leaving early, Mr. Barr may keep away from a confrontation with the president over his refusal to advance Mr. Trump’s efforts to rewrite the election outcomes.
Mr. Barr’s departure would additionally deprive the president of a cupboard officer who has wielded the power of the Justice Department extra deeply in service of a president’s political agenda than any legal professional common in a half-century. Conversely, it could please some Trump allies, who’ve known as for Mr. Barr to step down over his refusal to wade additional into Mr. Trump’s efforts to overturn the election final result.
Mr. Barr has not made a last determination, and the prospect of him staying on by way of Jan. 20 stays a chance, the folks accustomed to his considering cautioned. Ought to Mr. Barr step down earlier than the top of the Trump administration, the deputy legal professional common, Jeffrey A. Rosen, could be anticipated to guide the Justice Division till President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. is sworn in.
[New York Times, By Peter Baker, Katie Benner, Michael S. Schmidt]