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William Barr is leading attorney general candidate in Trump discussions

Dec 06, 2018 - Washington Post Blogs
Board and Executive Moves

Former attorney general William P. Barr is President Trump's leading candidate to be nominated to lead the Justice Department, according to people familiar with the deliberations - a choice that could be announced in coming days as the agency presses forward with a probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Barr, 68, a well-respected Republican lawyer who served as attorney general from 1991 to 1993 under President George H.W. Bush, has emerged as a favorite among a number of Trum...