Five Dealbreakers for Confirming Trump's Next Attorney General
3 days ago - By The New Republic
Bill Barr is no stranger to the Senate confirmation process. President Donald Trump's nominee to be the next attorney general already went through it twice before, first to serve as deputy attorney general in 1990 and then to become attorney general from 1991 to 1993. That experience, as well as the Republican majority in the chamber, will make it somewhat easier when he faces two days of intense questioning by the Senate Judiciary Committee beginning on Tuesday. If confirmed, Barr would take command of the Justice Department at a grim moment in modern American history. He would lead an...
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