World

Trump nominates William Barr to be his next attorney general

Trump nominates William Barr to be his next attorney general

To that end, in reference to the Uranium One deal that gave a Russian state-backed firm control of 20% of USA uranium production, Barr said there is more of a reason to look into that deal than possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.

Barr served as Attorney General during the George H.W. Bush administration from 1991-1993, unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate.

Barr, if nominated by Trump and confirmed by the Senate, would replace Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, who has been filling the position since Sessions was ousted on November 7.

While he has an extremely conservative record, Barr would also bring to the role seasoned experience and is well regarded in the legal community.

The Washington Post reported earlier on Thursday that President Donald Trump could choose his nominee for attorney general in coming days, and that Trump had told advisers he plans to nominate Barr. The month prior, Trump said in a Fox & Friends interview: "I can tell you Matt Whitaker's a great guy".

CBN's Brody: If Trump Picks Barr As AG, How Will Bush-Lauding Dems Handle a Former Bush Pick?

When leading the Justice Department, Barr oversaw the agency's response to the country's savings and loan crisis, the investigation of the Pan Am 103 bombing and America's counter-terrorism strategy during the first Gulf War.




Since leaving the Bush administration, Barr has returned to private practice, including over a decade as the general counsel for Verizon.

Barr has also expressed skepticism of the Russian Federation inquiry and encouraged a criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton's dealings as secretary of state, in what would surely be a sticking point for Democrats if he is nominated.

As far as what we could expect from an Attorney General Barr in 2019, one can look to a piece he co-penned for the Washington Post with other former AGs in support of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

He was quoted two months later in a Post story as expressing concern that members of Mueller's team had given contributions to Democratic candidates.

"There is nothing inherently wrong about a president calling for an investigation", said Barr. "I would have liked to see him have more balance on this group".

"I think it is quite understandable that the administration would not want an Federal Bureau of Investigation director who did not recognize established limits on his powers", Barr wrote in a Washington Post op-ed in May 2017.


  • Luxembourg to make public transport FREE for everyone across the whole country

    Luxembourg to make public transport FREE for everyone across the whole country

    In a bid to ease the pressure on the country's road network, all public transport tickets will be abolished from summer 2019. For example, a decision still needs to be taken on what to do with first- and second-class compartments on trains.
    Kevin Hart steps down from hosting Oscars over controversial tweets

    Kevin Hart steps down from hosting Oscars over controversial tweets

    A simple, authentic apology showing any bit of understanding or remorse would have been so simple, " Eichner said. In an Instagram video posted Thursday, Hart responded to the criticism - although he didn't exactly apologize.
    India strongly condemns Chabahar terror attack

    India strongly condemns Chabahar terror attack

    A general view of the scene of a auto bombing in front of a police station in the city of Chabahar, on December 06, 2018 in southern Iran.
  • New 'Game of Thrones' Teaser Promises Icy Battle

    New 'Game of Thrones' Teaser Promises Icy Battle

    As per the official Game of Thrones script, the seventh season somehow revealed Tyrion's true feelings for Daenerys. Renfro wonders if the two converging is representative of what happens when a wight-dragon fights a regular dragon.

    World's first baby born via womb transplant from deceased donor

    Researchers in Turkey performed a uterine transplant in 2011 from a deceased donor but have not had any successful pregnancies. It is not the first time a womb transplant from a dead donor has been tried, but none had resulted in a live birth until now.
    Dad has daughter, 10, walk 5 miles to school after bullying incident

    Dad has daughter, 10, walk 5 miles to school after bullying incident

    A dad in OH who took a unique approach in addressing his daughter's bad behavior at school is receiving both praise and criticism. Mr Cox added that many children feel entitled to privileges like being taken to school in the morning by vehicle or bus.
  • Fortnite Season 7 Week 1 Challenges With Cheat Sheet World Map

    Fortnite Season 7 Week 1 Challenges With Cheat Sheet World Map

    The Block will be the dedicated area for player-created content, and players will help determine what gets featured in that area. Fortnite Creative Mode is now only available to those how have bought a Battle Pass.
    Mika Singh arrested for sending 'indecent photos' to teenaged Brazilian model

    Mika Singh arrested for sending 'indecent photos' to teenaged Brazilian model

    Before that, Mika was arrested at the Mumbai airport for allegedly carrying Indian and foreign currency beyond permissible limit. Mika was in Dubai to perform at an awards show and was arrested at 3 AM from a bar in Bur Dubai, reported The Indian Express .
    Extremely rare blood needed to save 2-year-old South Florida girl

    Extremely rare blood needed to save 2-year-old South Florida girl

    The only people who are likely to be a match for Zainab are people of Pakistani, Indian or Iranian descent, OneBlood said. The cancer can spread to tissues beyond the original site, including bone marrow, bone, lymph nodes, liver and skin.
  • Meghan Markle & Pippa Middleton Totally Hung Out Last Night

    Meghan Markle & Pippa Middleton Totally Hung Out Last Night

    They have been close for about three years, ever since Prince Harry promoted the Invictus Games in the States. But, Her Majesty broke tradition by asking Meghan to come along to the soiree before she married Harry.
    Shares plunge over Huawei arrest trade war concerns

    Shares plunge over Huawei arrest trade war concerns

    He noted that there has been much concern about the suspicion that Chinese firms like Huawei use stolen USA intellectual property. Huawei's relationship with the United States has always been rocky. "They will retaliate and China will take hostages", he said.
    Offset's Alleged Mistress Summer Bunni Apologizes To Cardi B

    Offset's Alleged Mistress Summer Bunni Apologizes To Cardi B

    In fact, Cardi told the world in her own Instagram vid , "Things just haven't been working out between us for a long time".