United States President Donald Trump announced Monday, December 14, that Attorney General and head of the U.S. Justice Department William Barr has resigned.
According to him, the official will leave his post at the end of December.
“I just had a very good meeting with Attorney General Bill Barr at the White House. We had a very good relationship, he did such a wonderful job! Bill will be leaving right before Christmas to spend the holidays with family,” Trump wrote on Twitter.
He added that the acting attorney general will be Jeff Rosen, who is the first deputy attorney general.
In recent weeks, the media has reported that Trump wants to fire Barr, who has said publicly that there were no irregularities in the presidential election that would have affected the outcome.