Global  

Celebrating 10 Years of Trusted News Discovery
One News Page
> >

Senate Committee Approves Attorney General Nominee

Video Credit: Newsy Studio - Duration: 00:52s - Published < > Embed
Senate Committee Approves Attorney General NomineeIf confirmed, William Barr would take over for acting AG Matthew Whitaker.
0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

Senate Committee Approves Attorney General Nominee

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of William Barr for attorney general Thursday.

Barr has been nominated to take over for acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker.

Whitaker took over after  the resignation  of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

The role wouldn't be a new one for Barr.

He  held the position  during the George H.W.

Bush administration.

But his role this time is expected to be a little different.

As attorney general, Barr would be in charge of deciding the fate of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.

Barr said at his confirmation hearing that Mueller should be allowed to complete the investigation and wants the results to be made public once he's finished.

Though Barr had previously  sent a memo  to the Justice Department criticizing Mueller's investigation into whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice as "fatally misconceived." Barr's nomination will now head to the full Senate for a confirmation vote.

Additional reporting from  Newsy affiliate CNN .



Recent related news from verified sources

Rosen defends qualifications at Senate Judiciary hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s nominee to become deputy attorney general says he’s...
Seattle Times - Published


You Might Like


Recent related videos from verified sources

Barr Says He'd 'Favor One Uniform Federal Rule Against Marijuana' [Video]Barr Says He'd 'Favor One Uniform Federal Rule Against Marijuana'

Attorney General William Barr testified before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee regarding the president’s 2020 budget request for the Justice Department.

Credit: Newsweek     Duration: 00:49Published

Senate Committee Hearing Set to Discuss Twitter's Treatment of Anti-Abortion Movie | THR News [Video]Senate Committee Hearing Set to Discuss Twitter's Treatment of Anti-Abortion Movie | THR News

Senate Committee Hearing Set to Discuss Twitter's Treatment of Anti-Abortion Movie | THR News

Credit: The Hollywood Reporter Studio     Duration: 01:58Published

William Barr Says Mueller Report Will Be Public 'Within a Week' [Video]William Barr Says Mueller Report Will Be Public 'Within a Week'

William Barr may be on Capitol Hill to discuss the 2020 budget for the Justice Department but the Attorney General fielded questions about Robert Mueller's report and said it could be public 'within a..

Credit: Veuer     Duration: 01:09Published

Democrats Grill William Barr On Mueller Report [Video]Democrats Grill William Barr On Mueller Report

House Appropriations Committee Chair Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) was just one of the many Democratic lawmakers who sharply rebuked Attorney General William Barr for his handling of Robert Mueller’s special..

Credit: HuffPost NOW News     Duration: 01:10Published

Democratic 2020 Presidential Candidates Appeal To Black Voters At National Action Network Conference [Video]Democratic 2020 Presidential Candidates Appeal To Black Voters At National Action Network Conference

Democratic 2020 Presidential Candidates Appeal To Black Voters At National Action Network Conference

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:52Published

U.S. House Committee Requests Alternate Summaries Of Mueller Report [Video]U.S. House Committee Requests Alternate Summaries Of Mueller Report

Reuters reports U.S. House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler on Thursday called on Attorney General William Barr to release any summaries of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report that were..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 00:40Published

Representative Jerry Nadler Requests Records Between US Justice Department And Robert Mueller's Office [Video]Representative Jerry Nadler Requests Records Between US Justice Department And Robert Mueller's Office

Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee New York Rep. Jerry Nadler requested more records. He wants all of the records of communications between the U.S. Justice Department and special counsel Robert..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

'Highest Level Of Presidential Harassment': Trump Lashes Out At Democrats Over Mueller Probe [Video]'Highest Level Of Presidential Harassment': Trump Lashes Out At Democrats Over Mueller Probe

President Trump on Thursday again slammed the Democrats over special counsel Robert Mueller's probe. President Trump is lashing out at Democrats over their efforts to obtain the full copy of special..

Credit: Geo Beats     Duration: 00:59Published

Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2019 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  In the News  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? FeedbackSend us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest
One News® is a registered trademark of One News Page Ltd.