January 09, 2019 03:48 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The incoming chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee says Attorney General nominee William Barr has confidence in special counsel Robert Mueller and will let Mueller finish his Russia investigation.
Sen. Lindsey Graham says Barr has a "very, very high opinion" of Mueller.
The South Carolina Republican was among the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee who met with Barr on Wednesday as Barr made the rounds on Capitol Hill before his confirmation hearing next week.
President Donald Trump pushed out Attorney General Jeff Sessions last year and nominated Barr to replace him.
Trump's critics have warned that Barr may try to curtail Mueller's investigation, given that the president has repeatedly called it a "witch hunt."
And Barr wrote an unsolicited memo to the Justice Department last year critiquing Mueller's investigation
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