For­mer At­tor­ney Gen­eral Barr a con­tender to re­place Ses­sions

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William Barr, who was at­tor­ney gen­eral un­der Pres­i­dent Ge­orge H.W. Bush, may soon re­turn to the role.

Barr is a lead­ing can­di­date to be­come Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s re­place­ment for ousted At­tor­ney Gen­eral Jeff Ses­sions, two ad­min­is­tra­tion of­fi­cials and a per­son fa­mil­iar with the dis­cus­sion told USA TO­DAY. They said no de­ci­sion has been made, but an an­nounce­ment could come within days.

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