Full Senate to vote on Trump attorney general nominee Barr

Senate panel votes to advance nomination of William Barr, Trump's pick to be the next attorney general

Barr criticized the investigation past year in a memo to the Justice Department, but he told the committee in confirmation hearings three weeks ago that he would allow Mueller to conclude his work and said he would make as much of his findings public as possible. Dan Sullivan, R-AK, said he met with Barr Thursday to discuss issues related to Alaska.

Republicans said they were confident Barr would make as much of the report public as possible.

A practicing Catholic and a member of the Knights of Columbus, Barr said in his confirmation hearings that he did not believe his faith would hinder his ability to serve as an effective attorney general. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) said he was concerned Barr's previous testimony on the subject "could lay the groundwork for potentially no transparency at all".

Barr said he also "weighed in repeatedly" to "complain" about the DOJ prosecuting Democratic. Sen.

Barr said he takes seriously the department regulations that say Mueller's report should be confidential.

Alabama Sen. Doug Jones announced his support for attorney general nominee William Barr as the Democrat works to stay afloat in a state President Donald Trump carried in 2016 by large margins. He has served honorably and I expect he will be a steady hand at the Department of Justice.

"We need an attorney general who can assure the Senate and the public that he will stand up to a president who believes the Justice Department exists to do his personal bidding and to protect his personal interests", Schumer said in a tweet.

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"I think he reveres the law and the rule of law", Kennedy said.

All 12 Republicans on the panel voted for Barr, while all 10 Democrats voted against him.

On Thursday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Judiciary committee, called the memo "disqualifying", saying Barr's theory would leave the President "above the law in most respects".

But Durbin said Barr has "telegraphed his pitch" by writing an unsolicited memo to Justice Department and Trump lawyers previous year about parts of the special counsel probe.

"I hope I'm wrong", Durbin said.

Whitaker said late last month the Mueller-led investigation is "close to being completed", although there has been no confirmation of this from the special counsel's office.

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