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Senior Trump Official Says President Wants To Fire Bill Barr: Report

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The Washington Post reported on Wednesday that Donald Trump is furious with Attorney General William Barr for publicly stating that his conspiracies about voter fraud are just that – conspiracy theories.

“One senior administration official said there was a chance Trump would fire his attorney general and asserted that the president was not merely frustrated over Barr’s fraud-related assertions,” reported Matt Zapotosky, Josh Dawsey, and Devlin Barrett. “The person said that several people are trying to persuade Trump not to do so. Like others, this official spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations.”

“Trump, the official said, was perhaps even angrier that Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham did not issue a public report of his findings before last month’s election, and that Barr had secretly appointed Durham as special counsel in October, giving him extra legal and political protection to continue the work he started a year ago,” said the report. “Durham is examining whether crimes were committed by law enforcement during its 2016 investigation of whether Trump’s campaign coordinated with Russia.”

While Barr has been criticized for using the Department of Justice to tend to Trump, he has been receiving backlash from Trump’s circle after his public statements.

You can read the full report HERE.

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