Attorney General William Barr resigns, leaving position 'just before Christmas' Trump says

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- President Trump on Monday afternoon announced that Attorney General William Barr will be leaving his post "just before Christmas." Trump also tweeted Barr's resignation letter.

Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen will assume the role of Acting Attorney General, Trump said.

"Just had a very nice meeting with Attorney General Bill Barr at the White House," Trump tweeted. "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."

He added, "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!"