Trump said to be near decision on attorney general
A former attorney general, William Barr, is President Donald Trump’s top candidate to lead the Justice Department – a choice that could be made in coming days, according to people familiar with the deliberations.
Barr, 68, a well-respected Republican lawyer who served as attorney general from 1991 to 1993 under then-President George H.W. Bush, has emerged as a favorite candidate of Trump officials, including senior lawyers in the White House Counsel’s Office, the sources said.
The decision is not final and the president could pick someone else.