Trump Taps William Barr to Be Next Attorney General – The Wall Street Journal

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Trump Taps William Barr to Be Next Attorney General – The Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON—President Trump chose as his next attorney general William Barr, who served that role during the first Bush administration, he said Friday, settling on a veteran Republican to succeed an acting attorney general who has drawn criticism for his attacks on the special counsel’s Russia investigation.

“He was my first choice since day one,” Mr. Trump told reporters of Mr. Barr as he left Washington for Kansas City on Friday.

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