He was United States attorney general 25 years ago. Trump wants him back

He was United States attorney general 25 years ago. Trump wants him back

According to multiple sources speaking on the condition of anonymity to the Washington Post, Mr. Trump has told his advisers in recent days that he plans to nominate William P. Barr as his next attorney general.

On another Clinton-related investigative topic, Barr told The New York Times in November of past year he believed that there was more justification for the Department of Justice to investigate Clinton's role in approving a 2010 sale of US uranium stockpiles to a Russian energy company in what is commonly known as the "Uranium One" deal, than for investigating any potential collusion between President Trump and Russians.

PHOTO: President George H. Bush gestures while talking to Attorney General William Barr in the Oval Office of the White House, May 4, 1992 in Washington. Since Sessions was forced to resign from the top cabinet position shortly after the midterm elections, the role has been filled by acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, whose temporary appointment has been met with criticism.

While he has an extremely conservative record, Barr would also bring to the role seasoned experience and is well regarded in the legal community.

People familiar with Trump's deliberations told The Washington Post that Barr is the favorite to take over the job of US Attorney General. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., before Barr's hearing on November 12, 1991.

One person familiar with the discussions cautioned that while Barr is the leading candidate, the decision is not final and the president could decide to pick someone else. Did Trump ask these questions about Barr, or did he ask them about other potential nominees - like, say, Chris Christie, who did work on the campaign?

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President Trump could pick William Barr, who has already led the Justice Department, as his next attorney general.

Barr was attorney general between 1991 and 1993, serving in the Justice Department at the same Mueller oversaw the department's criminal division. I suspect that might be the case, and that Barr got chosen - at least in part - to avoid the issue.

Senator John Cornyn of Texas, the No 2 Republican leader, agreed.

It is unclear how Barr views that investigation. But he has expressed concerns about political donations made by members of Mueller's team.

Barr wrote that Comey "crossed a line that is fundamental to the allocation of authority in the Justice Department" in announcing the outcome of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.

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