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Senate Judiciary Votes to Advance Trump’s Attorney General Nominee William Barr

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by Axios | 2.7.19

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 12-10 on party lines Thursday to advance Trump’s attorney general nominee William Barr to a Senate floor vote, which could take place as soon as next week.

Why it matters: Many Democratic lawmakers were concerned Barr may not be the right person for the job heading up an embattled Department of Justice — he has said Trump did not obstruct justice by firing James Comey and has said Mueller should not be able to subpoena Trump over obstruction.


Written by Axios

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