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U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Postpones William Barr’s Confirmation

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U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Postpones William Barr’s Confirmation

Hayley Lynch, Staff Writer

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According to The Washington Post, on Jan. 29, 2019, the Senate Judiciary Committee has decided to defer their confirmation vote on William Barr as Attorney General for another week. The decision comes from increasing worries largely from Democrats over Barr’s potential to hinder the release of the results of the Muller Probe (an investigation into attempts by Russia to meddle in the 2016 election), although members of both parties have raised this concern. However, Barr is still expected to be confirmed.

Conversely, as reported by Reuters, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Republican Lindsey Graham, stated in addition to the vote delay that they are reviewing other potential nominees for the position.

Barr is President Trump’s pick for Attorney General and was previously Attorney General under George H. W. Bush’s administration. According to ABC News, Barr has not taken a clear position on the Mueller investigation. However, he has previously expressed both his support for President Trump’s firing of former FBI director James Comey and his concern that prosecutors working on the Muller investigation are potentially too biased toward Democrats.

Hayley Lynch, Staff Writer

First-year journalist, class of 2019, and proud owner of a Shih Tzu. Perpetually catching up on sleep. Loves the holiday season, painting, and baking competition...

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