Thursday, December 06 2018

Report: William Barr Leading Contender for Trump's Next Attorney General

Written by Joshua Caplan
George H.W. Bush-era Attorney General William Barr has emerged as the leading contender to be nominated as the next attorney general, according to The Washington Post. Barr, who served as Attorney General between 1991-1993, is reportedly a favorite among a handful of aides to President Donald Trump and top lawyers in the Office of White House Counsel.

“[Barr is] a serious guy,” an unnamed source told the Post. “The president is very, very focused on [a candidate] looking the part, and having credentials consistent with the part.”

If both nominated and confirmed by the Senate, Barr would replace acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, who was selected by the president to lead the Justice Department following the November 7th resignation of then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

George Terwilliger, who served as Deputy Attorney General under Barr said his former boss would bring “40 years of high level experience, both in government and in business, which gives him a perspective that fits many of this administration’s priorities.”

Read more at Breitbart

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