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CNN: Barr’s resignation is Trump ‘sideshow’ to detract from Biden’s Electoral College victory

Attorney General Bill Barr resigned Monday touting President Trump’s record and accomplishments, despite what he called a “partisan onslaught” and “relentless, implacable resistance.” CNN’s Jake Tapper immediately latched onto the announcement and called it a distraction from a president trying to reclaim the spotlight as everyone was focused on Joe Biden winning.

Tapper focused on President Trump broke the news “just minutes” after the confirmation Biden won the electoral college vote.

“I get that President Trump doesn’t like it when the spotlight is not on him,” he sneered.

Abby Phillip chimed in agreeing that “the timing is not accidental.”

“This is happening right now because the president wants us and everyone else to talk about anything other than the fact that he’s not going to be president anymore on January 20th,” she snarked.

Anderson Cooper also snidely made a point of saying, “Clearly the president is trying to change the subject. So, let’s actually not.”

CNN had a full cast of Trump haters with David Axelrod saying that no candidate has technically “won” as much as Joe Biden has, while Gloria Borger revisited the timing of the Barr announcement.

“What the president is trying to do now — we have the Barr resignation. It’s a sideshow. Donald Trump is a sideshow now. The main stage is the President-elect. The main stage is the future.”

Barr is departing the Justice Department next week. President Trump announced his resignation on Twitter 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!” Trump tweeted. “As per letter, Bill will be leaving just before Christmas to spend the holidays with his family.”

Trump also tweeted a copy of Barr’s resignation letter. The attorney general praised the president and noted Trump’s constant opposition.

The president then 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!”

Barr also served as attorney general for former President George H.W. Bush. He wrote in his resignation letter that he is ”greatly honored that you called on me to serve your Administration and the American people once again as Attorney General.”

“I am proud to have played a role in the many successes and unprecedented achievements you have delivered for the American people,” Barr graciously wrote.

In his letter, Barr went on to praise the president’s record, calling it “all the more historic because you accomplished it in the face of relentless, implacable resistance.”

“Your 2016 victory speech in which you reached out to your opponents and called for working together for the benefit of the American people was immediately met by a partisan onslaught against you in which no tactic, no matter how abusive and deceitful, was out of bounds,” Barr wrote.

“The nadir of this campaign was the effort to cripple, if not oust, your Administration with frenzied and baseless accusations of collusion with Russia,” Barr continued. “Few have weathered these attacks, much less forge ahead with a positive program for the country.”

Barr went on to praise Trump’s economy and Operation Warp Speed. There was no animosity in the resignation and it is telling that many top Republicans respect Barr for his adherence to the law.

However, CNN not only claimed that Barr was leaving over election attacks, they also continued to smear both Trump and the attorney general as they swooned over a Biden Electoral College win. They were quick to keep that win front and center and attempted to relegate the Barr resignation to nothing more than a sideshow.

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