A close ally of President Donald Trump and the United States Attorney General, William Barr, has resigned his appointment after holding a meeting with the president, Tribune has reported.
A letter of resignation by Barr said he was leaving after four years, thanking Trump for allowing him to serve the country in the capacity.
Confirming the resignation, President Trump said he got the letter during the meeting with the Attorney General, saying he wished Barr well in his future endeavours.
Trump in a tweet said: “Just had a very nice meeting with Attorney General Bill Barr at the White House. Our relationship has been a very good one, he has done an outstanding job!
“As per letter, Bill will be leaving just before Christmas to spend the holidays with his family. Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen, an outstanding person, will become Acting Attorney General. Highly respected Richard Donoghue will be taking over the duties of Deputy Attorney General. Thank you to all!”
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