Trump nom­i­nates Wil­liam Barr as new US At­tor­ney Gen­eral

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US PRES­I­DENT Don­ald Trump on Fri­day nom­i­nated Wil­liam Barr as his new At­tor­ney Gen­eral, re­plac­ing Jeff Ses­sions with the prom­i­nent con­ser­va­tive lawyer who will take charge of the sen­si­tive probe into the al­leged Rus­sian med­dling in the 2016 pres­i­den­tial polls.

Barr, 68, served as At­tor­ney Gen­eral from 1991 to 1993 dur­ing the ad­min­is­tra­tion of Pres­i­dent Ge­orge H W Bush. He will re­place Ses­sions who was fired by Trump last month.

“I want to con­firm that Bill Barr, one of the most re­spected ju­rists in the coun­try, highly re­spected lawyer, for­mer At­tor­ney Gen­eral un­der the Bush ad­min­is­tra­tion, a ter­rific man, a ter­rific per­son, a bril­liant man,” Trump told re­porters at the White House.

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