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    Trump names H.W. Bush's attorney general Bill Barr to take the job a second time as he hands DOJ to 'respected jurist' who defended his decision to fire Comey (but has never been a judge)


    • Trump said he would nominate William Barr to succeed Jeff Sessions
    • Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions
    • He then installed Matt Whitaker as controversial caretaker
    • WIlliam Barr held the position under President George H.W. Bush
    • Trump called him 'one of the most respected jurists in the country'
    • Democrats will want reassurances that Barr wouldn't shutter the Mueller probe
    • Barr served with Mueller
    • He also has said a Clinton matter deserves as much investigation as Russia probe


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    President Donald Trump told reporters Friday he was nominating Barr to be the next attorney general, a position that requires Senate confirmation
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    Barr defended Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey

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    Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker (L) walks with Senior Adviser to the President Jared Kushner as they depart with U.S. President Donald Trump from the White House on December 7, 2018 in Washington, DC
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    SECOND TIME AROUND: In this Nov. 26, 1991, file photo, President George H.W Bush, right, and William Barr wave after Barr was sworn in as the new Attorney General of the United States at a Justice Department ceremony in Washington. President Donald Trump said Friday he will nominate William Barr, former President George H.W. Bush's attorney general, to serve in the same role
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    Barr ran the DOJ between 1991 and 1993, serving in the department at the same as Robert Mueller did
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    Trump dismissed AG Jeff Sessions 30 days ago, creating a vacuum in the department at a time when Robert Mueller's Russia probe is heating up


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    Sessions's chief of staff, Matt Whitaker, is serving as acting AG but has become a lightning rod because of his business ventures before he joined the Trump administration
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