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The source says William Barr is considering leaving the attorney general position before Trump leaves office

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The source confirmed that Barr was unhappy with Trump, and wrote that Bar is “not the one who bully turns the other cheek!”

“He has not made a final decision,” the source said.

New York times He was the first to report Barr’s thinking. CNN contacted the Justice Department for comment.
CNN reported Earlier this week, Trump was frustrated with Barr saying in an interview that the Justice Department had There is no evidence Election fraud is widespread. The two men had A. Lengthy meeting “controversial” Inside the West Wing on Tuesday, according to a person familiar with the meeting.

On Thursday, Trump refused to say whether he trusted Barr, indicating that the attorney general was not in the president’s favor.

“Ask me that in a few weeks from now. They should look into all this fraud,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office.

Two White House officials told CNN that while Trump had certainly considered sacking Barr, several people had advised him not to do so.

The former attorney general under President George HW Bush was out of semi-retirement in 2019 to Take on the top position In the Justice Department after Trump Kick Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions of the role. Trump forced the Sessions hearings in 2018 after Sessions stepped down on matters related to the 2016 campaign, including the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Barr has faced accusations that he politicized the Justice Department to defend Trump, by implicating himself in the judgment of Trump’s friend Roger Stone and dropping federal charges against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

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Trump refused to waive the 2020 presidential election, falsely claiming that the election was riddled with fraud and stolen from him when more people voted for President-elect Joe Biden.

Referring to the allegations against Dominion and other voting software used in the 2020 elections, Barr told News agency, “There was one confirmation that it would be systematic fraud and that would be the claim that the machines were basically programmed to distort the election results. The Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice have looked into that, and so far, we haven’t seen anything to support that.”

This story has been updated with previous reports.

Caitlan Collins and Veronica Stracwallorsi of CNN contributed to this report.

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