Trump To Nominate William Barr To Be Next Attorney General

Barr previously led the Department of Justice from 1991-1993 under former President George H.W. Bush.
Posted at 10:38 AM, Dec 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-07 10:38:04-05

On Friday, President Donald Trump announced he will nominate William Barr as his next attorney general.

Barr held the position of AG before, serving under former President George H.W. Bush from 1991-1993. He also worked for former President Ronald Reagan as a member of the domestic policy staff. 

After leaving the White House, Barr worked as a corporate attorney for the company that ultimately became Verizon. 

If confirmed, Barr will replace Jeff Sessions, who was forced out in early November. Matthew Whitaker has been serving as the acting attorney general in the interim.