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Trump's new top AG pick has urged more Clinton probes and played down both Russia collusion and obstruction

Dec 6, 2018 - Washington Post Blogs

President Trump insisted when he made Matthew G. Whitaker his acting attorney general that he wasn't familiar with Whitaker's past commentary critical of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's probe.

But his new pick to be the attorney general has a record of making similar comments, and despite some favorable comments from Democrats, those could pose a problem in his coming confirmation fight.

President Trump confirmed Friday that former attorney general William P. Barr will be his

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