President Trump is nominating William Barr, who headed up the Justice Department during the George H.W. Bush administration, to return to that job:
President Trump: "Bill Barr, one of the most respected jurists in the country, highly respected lawyer, former attorney general under the Bush administration, a terrific man… He will be nominated for the United States attorney general." https://t.co/RJOhtN4iAT pic.twitter.com/DItDvGo6Ds
— The Hill (@thehill) December 8, 2018
Rep. Adam Schiff, who has the highest of hopes that the Mueller investigation will match his rhetoric about Trump and Russia, says Barr is qualified for the job, on one condition:
William Barr is qualified, but like Whitaker, his chief appeal to Trump may be his criticism of Mueller and his receptivity to investigating POTUS’s rivals.
Barr must pledge to allow Mueller’s work to continue unimpeded and to allow him to report his findings to the public.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) December 8, 2018
The AG serves in the executive branch so why he would make a pledge to somebody in the legislative branch is anybody’s guess.
Separation of powers?? https://t.co/IM27Vajymz
— Sean ??? (@Sim427) December 8, 2018