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Trump Picks a Washington Insider as His Next Attorney General

December 07, 2018 / Elaina Plott

In a White House unsettled by the ongoing Russia probe and unprepared for its conclusion, the president on Friday signaled a solution to at least one of the many problems before him: who would permanently replace Jeff Sessions as attorney general. Heading to Marine One on the South Lawn, Donald Trump said he intends to nominate William Barr, a former attorney general under George H. W. Bush, to take over the Justice Department.