JUST IN: Bill Barr Expected to be Confirmed by Senate as Trump’s New Attorney General
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved William Barr’s AG nomination on Thursday in a 12-10 vote split down party lines, reported The Hill.
The full Senate vote to confirm William Barr will take place later this month.
Republicans hold a 53-47 majority in the Senate so the Dems cannot block the nomination without the help of Republicans so it looks like Barr will be the next US Attorney General.
Matthew Whitaker took over as Acting Attorney General in November after Jeff Sessions was forced to resign.
Last month, Senator Graham told reporters Bill Barr and Robert Mueller have been ‘best friends’ for 20 years and that Barr has a ‘high opinion of Mueller.’
“I didn’t know that they worked together, that they were that close personally and that they worked together for years,” Graham said.
Lindsey Graham explained that the two are so close that their wives attend the same Bible study and Mueller attended two of Barr’s daughters’ weddings.
During the Senate confirmation hearings last month, Bill Barr praised James Comey, Rod Rosenstein and Robert Mueller.
Barr told Senators it’s “vitally important” that Mueller complete his Russia probe, however he did push back when asked if he would recuse himself from the Russia investigation.
It looks like Bill Barr may just be Jeff Sessions 2.0.