5 Things You Need to Know About the Next Attorney General

  • 2018-12-07
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
5 Things You Need to Know About the Next Attorney General
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Attorney William Barr, a stalwart defender of presidential power, will likely lead the Department of Justice again, as President Donald Trump confirmed he will nominate him as the next attorney general.

Barr, 68, served as the 77th Attorney General of the United States from 1991 to 1993.

In 1989, President George H.W. Bush appointed Barr to DOJ's Office of Legal Counsel, serving as a legal adviser to the president and executive branch agencies.

In the fall of 1991, Barr sailed through his nomination as Attorney General. 

During his tenure, he received praise from left-leaning outlets such as The New York Times, despite being "staunchly conservative."

From Barr's time in the CIA to his comments about the Russia investigation, here's what you need to know about this dedicated public servant.

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