Trump’s AG Nominee Asserts His Independence

Comments by William Barr at his Senate confirmation hearing pointedly departed from President Trump's own views and underscored Barr's efforts to reassure Democrats that he will not be a loyalist.

  • Published 15 January 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House on Tuesday, saying he believed that Russia had tried to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, that the special counsel investigation shadowing Trump is not a witch hunt and that his predecessor was right to recuse himself from the probe. Those comments by William Barr at his Senate confirmation hearing pointedly departed from Trump's own views and underscored Barr's… Read at AP News