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Senate Judiciary Committee Poised To Approve William Barr As Attorney General

The Senate Judiciary Committee is poised to approve William Barr's nomination to be attorney general.

Posted: Feb 7, 2019 3:51 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate Judiciary Committee is poised to approve William Barr's nomination to be attorney general, a vote that is likely to be mostly along party lines as Democrats have questioned how transparent Barr will be once special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation concludes.

Once the committee approves the nomination Thursday, it will head to the full Senate, where Barr is expected to be confirmed. That vote could come as soon as next week.

Barr would replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who was pushed out by Trump last year. Barr previously served as attorney general from 1991 to 1993.

Democrats and many Republicans have said Mueller's final report should be fully released. Barr has said he will be as transparent as possible under Justice Department regulations, but many Democrats are skeptical.

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