Barr has decided, for the moment, to stay on until the end of Trump’s term unless he thinks the President is going to fire him, according to a source familiar with the dynamic between the two men, who Friday described a serious breakdown in communication, saying the “relationship is a Cold War.”

“Barr cannot be intimidated by Trump. This is the real story. None of this matters — it’s the deposed king ranting. Irrelevant to the course of justice and to Trump’s election loss,” the source said Saturday following Trump’s tweets.

Trump and Barr had a “contentious,” lengthy meeting inside the West Wing last week, according to a person familiar with the meeting.