by Countable | Updated on 12.7.18
President Donald Trump said today that he would nominate Bill Barr to serve as attorney general.
Barr served as attorney general under George H.W. Bush's from 1991 to 1993.
If the Senate approves his nomination, he'll be taking over for acting-Attorney General Matthew Whitaker.
As the next attorney general, Barr would oversee policy development on hot-button issues such as criminal justice reform and immigration, and would supervise the intensifying special counsel probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
Barr has criticized aspects of the Russia investigation, including suggesting that the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, hired too many prosecutors who had donated to Democratic campaigns.
Barr has also defended Trump’s calls for a new criminal investigation into his defeated 2016 opponent, Hillary Clinton, including over a uranium mining deal the Obama administration approved when she was secretary of state.
—Sara E. Murphy
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Written by Countable
From what Mr. Barr has said in the past, the main reason Trump would nominate him, would be just another way to protect his gianormous backside.
This must be a mistake...he is not from Fox News🙄
Oh my god shut up about shutting down the idiotic Mueller investigation. If he wanted it shut down he would’ve already done it. It’s almost over anyway with absolutely nothing to show for it. No one cares what you falsely think Trump’s spooky, ulterior motives are for nominating someone who’s extremely qualified for attorney general.
No 45 nominees for any office!
Sounds good to me. He has the experience and will work with the President and not recuse himself on important issues. Vote to confirm him!
He wants to investigate Democrats. He’ll get zero D votes. How sad.
We must not allow confirmation of any more corrupt cronies. I don’t trust trump and don’t trust this guy Barr. Senators MUST do proper process. Don’t confirm any more cronies. If he goes forward he MUST recuse from all Mueller investigation supervision ....
This is just another guy trump wants so he can control what goes on. ANYONE that has been out there talking about their views on any politics should not be in that office. Must be a person with morals and fairness without favor. In this case, he agrees with trump on issues. That's already a bad sign. No integrity. I don't want to know his opinions on issues. I want that person to remain silent so the job can be done truthfully and with following the law. We don't need another puppet!!!!!!! This is not the guy for the job. He won't stand up to trump,,,he will be in his pocket!!!!!
Since we have had the most corrupt administration in history led by a corrupt puppet of Putin, and since every supreme court nominee has been both unsuitable and immoral, do not support Barr for AG due to his homophobia, his support of pardoning everyone involved in the Iran Contra fiasco, and his propensity to allow the man who would be dictator to do anything. Most Republicans are attempting to destroy law, to disenfranchise all People of Color, and to rule over an autocratic corporatocracy. Here is no exception.
He’s looking for revenge not justice.
Because there is an ongoing investigation into possible wrongdoing by Trump. And Barr is against it. Duh.
I think there is likely a better candidate.
Another Trump lackey. It doesn’t matter if he served under George H.W. Bush. He’s clearly just going to be a rubber stamp for the President’s odious agenda.
The AG isn’t the personal attorney for the office of the president. That’s not the job. Someone tell the Resident.
PA Representatives ~ I, as a PA constituent ~ want you to vote Not just no, but HELL NO!
Iran-contra! Believes the president should be given more executive powers. No thank you!
Please IMPEACH the lunatic and stop this circus.
The person nominated needs to be able to keep an open mind and deal with what's happening now, not dragging out a personal grudge. Just let the Hillary stuff go. Stop beating a dead horse. They've never found anything. Just stop! Trump is wasteful enough with our taxpayer dollars going into his own pocket by visiting his stupid golf course all the time. Maybe do something about that. And Flake, you already want Special Counsel Robert Muller to be protected so keep on that.
He is very well known for his poor history and dangerous judgement
Again, I support whoever you nominate President Trump.
Instead, why don't we choose someone competent and nonpartisan?