Donald Trump discussed the possibility of firing Attorney General Bill Barr as recently as Friday during a meeting at the White House, according to CNN.
Trump is still furious at Barr for refusing to tell the public about a federal investigation into Hunter Biden’s taxes before the November elections. Sources say Trump is also upset that Barr is considering leaving his administration before January 20.
It’s still not clear whether Trump would actually go through with his plan to fire Barr.
On Saturday, Trump escalated his criticism of his AG. He called Barr a “big disappointment” and once again floated the idea of firing him.
Trump retweeted one of his supporter’s tweet calling for Barr to be fired by “end of business day” over reports that the DOJ was investigating Hunter Biden since spring and “kept it quiet”.
“A big disappointment,” Trump said in response to the tweet.
In another tweet he wrote: “IF Biden gets in, nothing will happen to Hunter or Joe. Barr will do nothing, and the new group of partisan killers coming in will quickly kill it all. Same thing with Durham. We caught them cold, spying, treason & more (the hard part), but “Justice” took too long. Will be DOA!”
In a third tweet he appeared to blame Bill Barr for his election loss.
“Why didn’t Bill Barr reveal the truth to the public, before the Election, about Hunter Biden. Joe was lying on the debate stage that nothing was wrong, or going on – Press confirmed. Big disadvantage for Republicans at the polls!”
While we still don’t know for certain if Trump will actually fire Barr, we do know that the AG has fallen out of favor with him ever since Barr told AP that the Justice Department found no evidence of widespread voter fraud in the election.
Asked if he still has confidence in Barr last Thursday, Trump refused to answer.