Trump hasn't ruled out firing Attorney General Barr, sources say

- NBC NEWS - Dec 3, 2020 -

Kristen Welker, Hallie Jackson and Dareh Gregorian -

President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr step off Air Force One upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on Sept. 1.

President Donald Trump lashed out at Attorney General William Barr on Thursday, bolstering recent reports that he has lost confidence in Barr, the country's top law enforcement official.

"He hasn't done anything. He hasn't looked" for voter fraud, Trump complained at an event at the White House, adding that Barr's investigators "haven't looked very hard," either, "which is a disappointment, to be honest with you."

Asked whether he still had confidence in his attorney general, Trump said: "Ask me that in a number of weeks from now. They should be looking at all of this fraud. This is not civil. He thought it was civil. This is not civil. This is criminal stuff. This is very bad, criminal stuff." He did not answer follow-up questions about his timeline. Trump's term ends in less than seven weeks.


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