Trump considering former Attorney General William Barr as permanent replacement for Jeff Sessions: source
07 December, 2018, 18:23
Former US Attorney General William Barr has emerged as US President Donald Trump's likely choice to succeed Jeff Sessions as the nation's chief law enforcement official, according to three people familiar with the matter.
To that end, in reference to the Uranium One deal that gave a Russian state-backed firm control of 20% of US uranium production, Barr said there is more of a reason to look into that deal than possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.
Barr, who served as United States attorney general from 1991 to 1993 under President George H.W. Bush, is a well respected lawyer among Republicans, and following his time as AG served as general counsel and executive vice president of Verizon Communications.
While he has an extremely conservative record, Barr would also bring to the role seasoned experience and is well regarded in the legal community.
These comments were made days after a Washington Post report quoted Barr as saying the following about Clinton: "I do think that there are things that should be investigated that haven't been investigated". Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., before Barr's hearing on November 12, 1991. In many ways, Barr is at least a path of least resistance, if not the path. Barr has been confirmed by the Senate in the past for this same position, in what the Los Angeles Times called "unusually placid hearings" even for that period.
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Rove noted Barr respects Mueller, who led the FBI's criminal division when the former was AG under Bush.
On paper William Barr looks like a safe pick for U.S. attorney general.
Senator John Cornyn of Texas, the No 2 Republican leader, agreed.
"In my view, prosecutors who make political contributions are identifying fairly strongly with a political party", Barr told the Post in July.
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Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, said she was unfamiliar with Barr's views but encouraged by a suggestion that he was an "establishment" Republican.
"I have worked with him for over 25 years and I believe it would be a great choice", Cullen told ABC News. Barr is now rumored to be Donald Trump's top contender to replace ousted Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Barr has also said it was "understandable" why Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey and insisted his removal "simply has no relevance to the integrity of the Russian investigation as it moves ahead".
Senate Democrats have sued the administration over the appointment, arguing it wasn't constitutional.
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