William Barr served as US Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel and then as US Deputy Attorney General under President George H.W. Bush in the early 1990s.
Then Barr served as the nation’s 77th Attorney General under Bush 41 from November 1991 to January 1993.
On December 7, 2018, President Donald Trump announced that he was again nominating Barr to serve as the nation’s Attorney General, following the departure of Jeff Sessions.
This week, the Senate voted to confirm Barr’s nomination, making him the nation’s 85th Attorney General, by a 54-45 vote, mostly along party lines.
The Epoch Times – Senate Confirms William Barr as Attorney General – The Senate approved President Donald Trump’s attorney general nominee, William Barr, on Feb. 14, putting the veteran Republican lawyer in charge of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of any ties between Trump’s campaign and Russia.
The Senate voted 54 to 45, largely along party lines. Barr has won praise from lawmakers in both parties for his expertise and grasp of the workings of the Justice Department, which he would head.
The Senate Judiciary Committee first approved Barr, on Feb. 7 where he was widely expected to be confirmed. He previously served as attorney general under President George H.W. Bush from l from 1991 to 1993. Trump said he hoped for a quick confirmation of Barr by the Senate, calling the man “one of the most respected jurists in the country” and “a terrific man.”
White House Deputy Press Secretary Lindsay Walters said in a Feb. 14 statement that Barr’s swearing-in will take place in the Oval Office at 4:45 p.m and will be administered by Chief Justice John Roberts…
While many Republicans are celebrating the confirmation of Barr, I am NOT.
He has a history of being pro-gun control.
He also stated that he thought the Clinton Foundation should be investigated as a tax matter and NOT for any of the many criminal allegations that have been made against the foundation.
Barr also stated that he is NOT in the ‘lock her up’ mentality, referring to Hillary Clinton.
He said that by locking Clinton up for any of the many allegations made against her would turn America into a banana republic and set a dangerous precedent.
I still contend that the best person for the job of Attorney General would be former Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, but I doubt he would take the job.,
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