Senate Judiciary Committee Approves William Barr's Nomination

One Step Closer To Having His Guy

William Barr is one step closer to becoming Attorney General again as the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 12-10 to recommend his appointment to the full Senate.

CBS News

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved William Barr’s nomination to be attorney general Thursday in a 12-10 vote along party lines. Democrats have raised concerns that he may limit the scope of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in U.S. elections.

Before the committee vote, ranking member Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, called a memo in which Barr was critical of Mueller’s probe “disqualifying,” saying she’s worried that he has not committed to releasing Mueller’s report to Congress. She also raised other concerns, including his reluctance to clearly categorize waterboarding as torture.

I guess it is no surprise that the vote went down along party lines. Sen. Feinstein’s logic about the Mueller probe report not being released seems tortured, being as they never are released. Was she always this concerned or is this a new thing?

This should go before the Senate for a full vote next week and unless some photos of Barr in blackface or drinking beer in a yearbook pop up between now and then he should be confirmed.

Stay tuned.

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