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Trumpís new top AG pick has urged more Clinton probes and played down both Russia collusion and obstruction

By Aaron Blake
December 6 at 2:08 PM

President Trump insisted when he made Matthew G. Whitaker his acting attorney general that he wasnít familiar with Whitakerís past commentary critical of special counsel Robert S. Mueller IIIís probe.

But now it might be happening again.

Former attorney general William Barr has emerged as Trumpís top pick to be the nominee for the full-time AG job, The Washington Post is reporting. Picking former president George H.W. Bushís AG would seem a pretty safe and confirmable pick, on its surface.

But much like Whitaker, Barrís past commentary has played down the severity of the allegations against Trump ó on both the collusion and obstruction-of-justice fronts ó and he has also suggested the Clintons should be in more trouble.

In fact, in November 2017, Barr told the New York Times that there was actually more basis to investigate Hillary Clinton for the Uranium One deal than there is to investigate Trump for potential collusion with Russia. He went so far as to say the Justice Department was wrong to give Clinton a pass.

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Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/12/06/trumps-new-top-attorney-general-pick-once-called-more-clinton-probes-downplayed-trump-russia-collusion/

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