According to CNN on the 12th, current US President Trump raised the possibility of firing Attorney General William Barr at a meeting on Friday local time, but it is not clear whether he will fire Barr before the end of next month’s term.
During a meeting with White House advisers, Trump was furious about Barr’s blocking federal investigation related to the Biden family from making it public before the November election, a person familiar with the matter told CNN.
Trump is also dissatisfied with reports that Barr is considering leaving office before January 20, which he believes is self-serving.
Trump reportedly told officials that he was seriously considering replacing Barr, but it is not clear whether he would really do so. For the past few months, advisers have been persuading him not to do so.
On Saturday morning local time, Trump tweeted angrily, expressing dissatisfaction with his attorney general, and even forwarded a tweet demanding that Barr be fired “before work on the same day”.
However, it was not clear whether Trump’s anger would manifest itself as an immediate dismissal of Barr, Jeff Sessions, after spending more than half a year expressing his discontent before firing Barr’s predecessor.