Trump nominates William Barr as new US Attorney General
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.