According to a new report from CNN, President Trump raised the possibility of firing Attorney General Barr in a meeting Friday but has not made a choice on whether he will indeed dismiss Barr before the end of his term.
Trump has not been shy about sharing his fury at Barr for choosing to keep the federal investigation into Hunter Biden from the public prior to the election.
Some other reports also indicate Barr has considered voluntarily leaving the administration prior to January 20th.
Asked if President Trump still has confidence in Barr during her White House briefing Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said “If the President, if he has any personnel announcements, you’ll be the first to know it.”
President Trump blasted Barr during an interview with Brian Kilmeade.
“Joe Biden lied on the debate stage,” Trump told Kilmeade. “He said ‘there’s nothing happening, nothing happening,’ and Bill Barr should have stepped up. Say what you want about Robert Mueller, when BuzzFeed put out a phony article…Bob Mueller stepped out and he said that article was a phony and then there was ultimately proven there was no collusion… Bill Barr should have done the same thing.”
Kilmeade replied “Jonathan Turley said that he had no choice. It would have been like James Comey again.”
Trump fired back “all he had to is say an investigation is going on” and later concluded “Bill Barr frankly did the wrong thing. When they are saying things, making statements and the press is purposely not reporting it, Bill Barr I believe, not believe, I know had an obligation to set the record straight. Just like Robert Mueller set the record straight.”