William Barr seen as Trump's choice to be next attorney general: report
William Barr, who served as attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, is President Trump's leading candidate to lead the Justice Department,according to a Washington Post report on Thursday (https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/william-barr-is-leading-attorney-general-candidate-in-trump-discussions/2018/12/06/468e8940-f905-11e8-863c-9e2f864d47e7_story.html?utm_term=.78cbf5c550b1). The report, based on multiple people familiar with the deliberations, said senior White House lawyers are also in favor of the selection. Barr, who is currently a lawyer at Kirkland & Ellis, was attorney general from 1991 to 1993. He would replace Jeff Sessions, who was forced out after the midterm elections last month.
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