President Trump Nominates William Barr for Attorney General

The president is nominating a new attorney general.

President Donald Trump plans to have William Barr succeed Attorney General Jeff Sessions. 

Barr has served as attorney general. He served the same role under President George H.W. Bush administration between 1991 and 1993.

That was also the same time that Robert Mueller oversaw the department’s criminal division.

Barr will now lead the department that oversees his investigation into Russia.

Present Trump says Barr is one of the most respected jurists in the country.

If confirmed by the Senate, Barr would succeed Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who was forced out by Trump in November.

Sessions’ chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker, is currently serving as acting attorney general.