Covering up evidence, ignoring subpoenas, protecting key Trump allies from prosecution – none of these were enough to save him from Trump's anger
Via a tweet – of course – Donald Trump has just announced the resignation of Attorney General William Barr, who will step down on December 23. Trump also released Barr's hilariously crawling letter, conspicuously not mentioning whether he was asked to leave or did so on his own, and only remarking that he will close the matter "as discussed" for the next week.
It was widely reported that Trump was upset by Barr's inability to void the election on his behalf due to conspiracy theories and autocratic nonsense, and rumors of his possible firing had been circulating for weeks.
Trump posted Barr's fall on Twitter just minutes after 55 California voters officially gave Joe Biden victory at Electoral College and the next US presidency. This was likely a pathetic Trumpian effort to divert attention from Biden's victory, although we cannot entirely rule out that Barr's job really depends on a final effort to keep Trump's election loss from being so formalized.