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US: William Barr as new attorney general


Devdiscourse News Desk washington Last Updated at 07-12-2018 20:41:15 IST United States
US: William Barr as new attorney general
  • Barr would replace Jeff Sessions, who Trump forced to resign last month amid rising pressure on the White House from the Russia collusion investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. (Image Credit: Twitter)

President Donald Trump on Friday nominated William Barr, a conservative lawyer who was attorney general in the administration of the late George H W Bush, to lead the Department of Justice.

Barr would replace Jeff Sessions, who Trump forced to resign last month amid rising pressure on the White House from the Russia collusion investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Barr is "A terrific man, a terrific person," Trump said.

"He was my first choice from day one.... respected by Republicans, respected by Democrats," he said.

(With inputs from agencies.)


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