William Barr

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February 22, 2019 - 7:34 pm
By Laura Jarrett and Caroline Kelly (CNN) -- Special counsel Robert Mueller is not expected to deliver his report on the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election next week, a Justice Department official briefed on the plans told CNN. As CNN has previously reported, the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2019, file photo, then-Attorney General nominee William Barr testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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February 22, 2019 - 6:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — William Barr has been attorney general for just one week but is on the cusp of staring down what will almost certainly be the most consequential decision of his long career: how much of the special counsel's findings to make public. The position catapults him from Justice...
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February 20, 2019 - 1:09 pm
By Evan Perez, Laura Jarrett and Katelyn Polantz (CNN) — Attorney General Bill Barr is preparing to announce as early as next week the completion of Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, with plans for Barr to submit to Congress soon after a summary of Mueller's confidential report, according to...
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William Barr
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February 14, 2019 - 3:27 pm
By David Shortell (CNN) — The Senate on Thursday confirmed William Barr as attorney general. The vote was 54-45, primarily on a party-line basis with most Republicans backing President Donald Trump's nominee and most Democrats opposed. This will be Barr's second tour as attorney general; he led the...
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In this Feb. 5, 2019, photo, acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and members of President Donald Trump's cabinet arrive to attend the State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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February 08, 2019 - 8:42 am
By Eric Tucker and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are eager to press acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, during his first testimony to Congress, on his interactions with President Donald Trump and his oversight of the special counsel's Russia investigation...
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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., accompanied by Ranking Member Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., right, questions Attorney General nominee William Barr in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019.
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January 16, 2019 - 10:07 am
By Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Vowing "I will not be bullied," President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House, saying he believed that Russia had tried to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, that the...
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Attorney General nominee William Barr testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019.
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January 15, 2019 - 11:34 am
UPDATED: 9.17 p.m. ___ By Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Vowing "I will not be bullied," President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House on Tuesday, saying he believed that Russia had tried to interfere in the...
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Rod Rosenstein
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January 09, 2019 - 4:04 pm
By Laura Jarrett and Evan Perez (CNN) — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, whose office manages the Russia investigation, is planning to leave the Justice Department shortly after William Barr, the president's nominee for attorney general, is confirmed, a source familiar with his thinking said...
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Steve Tawa
December 07, 2018 - 7:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- President Trump's nomination of William Barr for U.S. Attorney General would make for an unusual boomerang back into government service, since he served in the same role under George H.W. Bush. A local expert on public policy believes the U.S. Senate will follow...
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President Donald Trump announces that he is nominating William Barr, attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, as his attorney general, on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, in Washington.
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December 07, 2018 - 9:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he will nominate William Barr, the late President George H.W. Bush's attorney general, to serve in the same role. Trump made the announcement while departing the White House for a trip to Missouri. He called Barr "a terrific man" and "one of the...
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