December 7, 2018

Whitehouse Statement on Barr

Providence, RI – U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement today on the nomination of William Barr for Attorney General:

“Barr is an experienced and able lawyer.  I will have questions about his record and positions on pressing issues facing the Department of Justice, particularly his willingness to defend the Department’s investigations—including Bob Mueller’s—now looking at the Trumps and Trump cronies.  Barr’s strange calls for the Department to investigate fringe conspiracy theories involving the Clintons raise questions, both about his partisanship and judgment.  His confirmation will require close scrutiny in the Senate, and I look forward to getting answers in the coming weeks.

“This nomination still doesn’t solve the problem of the unconstitutional appointment of Matthew Whitaker, whose political and professional conflicts of interest are disqualifying, and who should be removed.”


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