Trump wouldn't say if he still had confidence in Barr after his comments on the lack of evidence of voter fraud.
One of the people insisted that Mr. Barr had been weighing his departure since before last week and that Mr. Trump had not affected the attorney general's thinking.
President Trump had a contentious and lengthy meeting last week with Barr after the attorney general publicly announced the Justice Department had found no evidence of widespread election fraud.
Barr, 70, was confirmed as Attorney General in February 2019 and shorty thereafter assigned John Durham, the USA attorney in CT, to open an investigation into the Russian Collusion hoax and determine if any wrongdoing was done under the Obama administration, investigations which as of yet have produced minimal results outside of a single guilty plea for making a false statement. "The Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice have looked into that, and so far, we haven't seen anything to support that".
This might indicate that the nation's top law enforcement official had been uncomfortable with the recent legal challenges regarding the election or the pressure from the GOP to investigate on their suspicions, added Newsmax.
"Barr is considering stepping down before President Trump's term ends next month, according to three people familiar with this thinking", the Times reported.
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But with the timing of the president's public complaints, some are still casting doubt on the true reason behind Barr's early departure from his post. And according to a new report from the New York Times, Barr may choose to quit before Trump fires him.
While Pirro appeared to be largely echoing Trump's own complaints against Barr, it wasn't immediately clear if she perhaps thought her own "over three decades" as a prosecutor might compel Barr to change his tune on Trump's election claims.
Barr has faced accusations that he has politicized the Justice Department to defend Trump, by involving himself in the sentencing for Trump's friend Roger Stone and dropping federal charges against former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
'He has not made a final decision, ' the source said.
A spokesperson for the Justice Department declined to comment on the news and the White House did also refused to comment.