Ex-at­tor­ney gen­eral a con­tender for job

The Maui News - - NATION -

WASH­ING­TON — Wil­liam Barr, who served as at­tor­ney gen­eral un­der Pres­i­dent Ge­orge H.W. Bush, has emerged as a top con­tender for that job in Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s Cab­i­net.

The ap­point­ment of a new at­tor­ney gen­eral would come at a pre­car­i­ous time as spe­cial coun­sel Robert Mueller’s Rus­sia in­ves­ti­ga­tion, which the depart­ment over­sees, is show­ing signs of en­ter­ing its fi­nal stages.

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