Concerns over Barr choice
US President Donald Trump yesterday picked former attorney general William Barr to once again serve as America’s top law enforcement official, but Democrats are raising alarm about his comments on the Russia investigation and Hillary Clinton. Barr has expressed concern about political donations made by prosecutors on special counsel Robert Mueller’s team, and has supported calls for an investigation into a uranium deal approved while Clinton was secretary of state, a pet issue of Trump supporters. Barr would be in a position to influence prosecutions stemming from the Mueller probe. Barr, 68, was attorney general between 1991 and 1993 under George H W Bush. He would succeed Jeff Sessions, who Trump forced out after constant heckling because he had stepped aside from overseeing the Russia investigation.