Barr nomination heads to full Senate after party-line Judiciary vote
10 February, 2019, 12:43 | Author: Trevor Moore
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) said that Barr, as attorney general, would have the authority to change policies that now might prohibit him from revealing information about Mueller's work and that his nomination must be considered in the context of the historic moment in which the Justice Department finds itself. That, combined with Barr's sweeping view of executive power, prompted Leahy to vote no on Barr's nomination. That vote could come as soon as next week.
The nomination will now be sent to the full Republican-controlled Senate, where Barr is also expected to have enough support to be confirmed in a vote that could come as early as next week.
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday along party lines to advance William P. Barr's nomination to become attorney general, a procedural step that sets the stage for his confirmation vote next week before the entire Senate. As the country's chief law enforcement officer, Barr would oversee the remaining work in Mueller's investigation into potential coordination between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign.
"Mr. Barr and I had a detailed discussion on his priorities for the Department of Justice, and on many issues important to Alaska".
The previous Attorney-General, Jeff Sessions, was sacked by Trump in November.
Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said before the vote that he begged Barr to get back into public service because he has the kind of experience the country needs at this time.
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The nominee was attorney-general once before, under president George HW Bush.
Barr would succeed Jeff Sessions, whom Trump sacked in November amid rising pressure on the White House from the Russian Federation investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
"I hope I'm wrong", Durbin said. "I do not think that any fair-minded person could call Bill Barr a political hack". Amy Klobuchar, a Minnesota Democrat, said Thursday.
But Barr has refused to promise that he will release the report in its entirety, citing Justice Department regulations that encourage prosecutors not to criticise people who they do not end up charging with criminal behaviour. He has served honorably and I expect he will be a steady hand at the Department of Justice. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., said.
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