Trump has been known to change his mind on key personnel decisions before announcing them. In 2017, when asked by The Washington Post about political donations made by lawyers on the special counsel's team, Barr said "prosecutors who make political contributions are identifying fairly strongly with a political party", and added: "I would have liked to see [Mueller] have more balance on this group". Barr later worked as a corporate general counsel and is now of counsel at a prominent worldwide law firm, Kirkland & Ellis LLP. At the time, White House officials said Trump was in no rush to nominate a permanent successor to Sessions, whom he fired November 7.
To that end, in reference to the Uranium One deal that gave a Russian state-backed firm control of 20% of USA uranium production, Barr said there is more of a reason to look into that deal than possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.
President Trump could pick William Barr, who has already led the Justice Department, as his next attorney general.
However, Democrats have hinted that they will make the nomination process a nightmare for Barr, considering his past criticisms about special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.
Barr has been on a White House short list of contenders for several weeks, said a person with knowledge of internal discussions who was not authorized to speak publicly. He expressed confidence in Mueller early on and suggested the investigation wouldn't devolve into a "witch hunt", but he also has shared some disappointment when asked by The Washington Post past year about the donations that some of Mueller's team members made to Democrats. Barr was one tough lawyer.
Senator John Cornyn of Texas, the No 2 Republican leader, agreed.
"I have worked with him for over 25 years and I believe it would be a great choice", Cullen told ABC News.
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