Trump-Russia news: President denounces Democrat investigations as his attorney general pick passes key Senate vote – Independent UK
The man who would oversee the special counsel investigation probing Russian meddling in the 2016 election, William Barr, has passed a key Senate vote just now.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved Mr Barr, who previously served as attorney general during the administration of President George HW Bush.
Questions have swirled about how Mr Barr — a widely respected lawyer in Washington — might handle the Russia investigation. For his part, he has assured senators that he does not have any intention to dismantle the investigation that has caused headaches in the White House.
His nomination now goes before the full Senate.
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