DONALD Trump has continued to attack Bill Barr by sharing a post saying the attorney general should be fired.
The president is said to have become frustrated with Barr over what he sees as his failure to act over claims made against Joe Biden’s son.
A Wall Street Journal story has said the AG allegedly knew of a federal investigation into Hunter Biden before the election but failed to make it public.
Trump retweeted a message that read: "If the Wall Street Journal story is true and Attorney General Barr knew in the spring about the Biden investigation and kept it quiet — he should be fired by the end of business today."
Trump added the comment: "A big disappointment!"
He then followed that up with a message of his own on the social media site.
Trump wrote: "Why didn’t Bill Barr reveal the truth to the public, before the Election, about Hunter Biden. Joe was lying on the debate stage that nothing was wrong, or going on – Press confirmed. Big disadvantage for Republicans at the polls!"
Trump is said to have voiced his anger with Barr in a meeting Friday, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Donald Trump is also said to have threatened to fire Barr but so far has been dissuaded to do so by his aides.
Trump's comments come at the end of a frustrating week for the president following the Supreme Court voting 7-2 to dismiss a case brought on Monday.
The Texan attorney general Ken Paxton had asked the court to intervene and overturn the election in four states that had voted for Democrat Joe Biden.
The court issued a one-page ruling just after 6.30pm, effectively ending Trump’s legal bid.
“Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections,” the ruling said.
Hunter revealed earlier this week that he is the subject of a federal investigation into his taxes.
The investigation is being handled by the attorney’s office in Delaware.
Hunter is also said to be under investigation by the FBI over alleged money laundering and his ties to China after cops seized his laptop, reports say.
The President-elect's son, 50, revealed yesterday that his "tax affairs" were being investigated – however it is claimed the probe is much more wide-ranging.
Feds in Delaware and Washington were looking into money laundering claims and Biden Jr's foreign dealings, a source told Politico.
And the New York Post reports that the probe involves a laptop owned by Hunter which contains documents detailing his dealings in China and Ukraine.
The FBI is also looking into transactions with foreigners who posed counterintelligence concerns, CNN reports.
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