Attorney General William Barr to step down, Trump says

By Allie Malloy, CNN

    (CNN) -- William Barr will be leaving his role as attorney general, President Donald Trump tweeted on Monday evening.

"Just had a very nice meeting with Attorney General Bill Barr at the White House. Our relationship has been a very good one, he has done an outstanding job! As per letter, Bill will be leaving just before Christmas to spend the holidays with his family," Trump tweeted.

"Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen, an outstanding person, will become Acting Attorney General. Highly respected Richard Donoghue will be taking over the duties of Deputy Attorney General. Thank you to all!"

This is a breaking story and will be updated.

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