Tensions mount over AG Barr’s inaction on election fraud as the party expects him to resign before the next president’s inauguration.
The attorney general has fallen into President Trump’s disfavor due to his silence on the greatest crisis the nation has faced – an election rife with blatant fraud. Barr is also facing criticism for his performance as the highest law enforcement official. He was accused of being only a deep state fixer who gummed up the Russiagate investigation works.
According to the New York Times, Barr now eyes exit in the succeeding weeks. When he goes, he will become a greater disappointment than Jeff Sessions, his predecessor.
The outlet also reported that AG Barr considers stepping down even before the president ends his term in January.
One source said Barr might hand over his resignation before the year ends.
AG Barr has generally backed President Trump throughout the four years of tenure. However, he sang a different tune last week that the Justice Department had not found evidence of massive voter fraud – a claim President Trump has incessantly raised.
Another source told the Times that Barr’s decision wasn’t affected by the president’s refusal to concede the election. The attorney general has allegedly been considering stepping down before stating the lack of findings.
In a previous interview with The Associated Press, AG Barr said the Justice Department has “not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election.”
Accordingly, when a reporter asked President Trump if he still has confidence in AG Barr, he replied, “Ask me that in several weeks from now.”
The Times further wrote that a confrontation between the attorney general and the president might be avoided by leaving early due to Barr’s refusal to advance the party’s claim of widespread fraud.
To date, Barr hasn’t announced yet a final decision whether to push through with his resignation or stay until January 20.