William H. Barr Is Reportedly Trump's Attorney General Front-Runner


However, Democrats have hinted that they will make the nomination process a nightmare for Barr, considering his past criticisms about special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation. The other person characterized Barr as "the leading contender".

After leaving the Justice Department, Barr served in a variety of high-level corporate positions, including as general counsel and executive vice president of Verizon Communications.

Barr is now employed with the Kirkland & Ellis law firm in Washington, D.C. There, he still advises corporations with enforcement and regulatory issues, according to The Washington Post.

The White House declined to comment.

Donald Trump will nominate William Barr as attorney general, the president confirmed on Friday.

Mueller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

The former attorney general hasn't shied away from weighing in on Mueller's investigation. Those familiar with the discussions said Barr, having already been attorney general, doesn't feel a particular ambition for the position, but does feel a sense of duty to take it if offered.

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Williams said the "problem" with Barr as a pick is the question of "how would he view the Mueller probe". Patrick Leahy (D-VT), a former Judiciary chairman who remains on the committee suggested Wednesday that Barr would get bipartisan support in the Senate.

"Juan exaggerated what Bill Barr said", Rove said, adding that Barr spke in "measured tones" and raised a "legitimate concern".

Barr not only said that an investigation of this would be above-board, he claimed it was necessary in the interest of justice.

In a 2017 opinion piece for the Post, Mr Barr said Mr Trump had been right to fire FBI director James Comey because he "crossed a line" by announcing the outcome of the investigation into Mrs Clinton's emails.

Barr said that not pursuing an investigation of "Uranium One" would be evidence that "the department is abdicating its responsibility".

"In my view, prosecutors who make political contributions are identifying fairly strongly with a political party", Barr told the Post in July. I was happy that GTE's conduct of the litigation was considerably more aggressive than that of other similarly situated carriers who were also required to share their facilities and equipment with new competitors under the Act.