William Barr

Trump Hasn't Ruled Out Firing Attorney General Barr, Sources Say

Barr said Tuesday the Justice Department hadn't seen any evidence of fraud that would have changed the election outcome

In this May 22, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump (L) shakes hands with US Attorney General William Barr (R) during the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor presentation ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C.
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President Donald Trump has not ruled out the possibility of firing Attorney General William Barr, according to an administration official and two people familiar with the matter who also said a sudden departure is not seen as imminent.

No decision has been made, they told NBC News, but any call would ultimately be up to Trump.

One of the people familiar with the situation said some people around Trump have tried to persuade him not to fire Barr. The source was also skeptical that Trump would follow through on any firing, noting that he has previously aimed his ire at officials who ended up keeping their jobs.

Trump is displeased with Barr for appearing to break with him over the claims of voter fraud, these sources said.

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