Trump to tap former Attorney General William Barr to head Justice Department: Report

Source: Washington Examiner | December 6, 2018 | Diana Stancy Correll

President Trump is planning to select former Attorney General William Barr to head the Justice Department, according to a new report.

Trump has shared his decision with advisers and plans to share the announcement next week, ABC News reports.

It was previously reported that Barr was Trump’s first choice to lead the agency and that Trump’s decision was expected in the next few days, sources familiar with discussions about it told the Washington Post.

Barr served as attorney general for nearly 14 months at the end of President George H.W. Bush’s administration, from 1991-93. Now with the Washington, D.C., law firm Kirkland & Ellis, Barr has said he would feel compelled to take the post out of duty, even though he held it previously.

Barr would bring knowledge and savvy about the Justice Department, and he is considered a strong manager.


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