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OffbeatTrump confirms he will nominate William Barr as attorney general, Heather Nauert as U.N. ambassador

17:30  07 december  2018
17:30  07 december  2018 Source:   msn.com

William Barr is leading attorney general candidate in Trump discussions

William Barr is leading attorney general candidate in Trump discussions The former attorney general under George H.W. Bush could get the job again amid intense partisanship over the Russia probe.

President Trump confirms he will nominate former Attorney General William Barr to return to the post and State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to be the next ambassador to the United Nations. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Trump also confirmed that Heather Nauert will be nominated to replace Nikki Haley as UN Ambassador . "She's very talented, very smart, very quick I think she's going to be respected by all." Trump also hinted that he will unveil another nominee at tomorrow's Army-Navy game, which he is

Trump confirms he will nominate William Barr as attorney general, Heather Nauert as U.N. ambassador© Scott Applewhite William Barr served as attorney general from 1991 to 1993 under President George H.W. Bush. BREAKING: The president spoke to reporters as he left the White House Friday.

Barr previously held the same position under President George H.W. Bush. Nauert is currently the State Department spokeswoman.

This is a developing story. It will be updated.

President Trump confirmed he will nominate former attorney general William P. Barr to lead the Justice Department again, telling reporters Friday that Barr was “my first choice since day one.”

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Trump to Pick Nauert to Replace Haley as UN Ambassador, Sources Say

Trump to Pick Nauert to Replace Haley as UN Ambassador, Sources Say President Donald Trump has decided to nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to replace departing United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, according to three people familiar with the decision. Nauert, 48, is an unorthodox choice for the UN role given that she had little experience in government or foreign policy before joining the administration in April 2017 after several years as an anchor and correspondent for Fox News, including on the “Fox and Friends” show watched by Trump.

BREAKING: Trump to Nominate William Barr to Be Next US Attorney General . President Donald Trump stated on Friday that the spokeswoman for the Department of State, Heather Nauert , will be Heather Nauert will be nominated for the ambassador to the United Nations", the president told

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US President Donald Trump told reporters on Friday he has chosen former attorney general William Barr to lead the Justice Department.

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“He’ll be nominated,” the president said.

Trump confirms he will nominate William Barr as attorney general, Heather Nauert as U.N. ambassador© Alex Brandon/AP Photo Heather Nauert is serving as the spokeswoman for the State Department. The Washington Post reported a day earlier that Barr, 68, a well-respected Republican lawyer who served as attorney general from 1991 to 1993 under President George H.W. Bush, had emerged as the leading contender, and Trump told associates he planned to nominate him as attorney general.

Barr is likely to face tough questions at his confirmation hearing about how he will handle the ongoing special counsel investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin to influence the 2016 presidential election.

Rubio can't say whether he supports Trump picks for UN, attorney general.
Rubio said he wants to meet with both nominees and review their qualifications before saying whether he will vote to confirm them . Transcript: Sen. Marco Rubio on "Face the Nation," December 9, 2018 "Well, I can't comment on whether I support [Barr] or not yet. I haven't even begun to review his qualifications or his record in the past," Rubio said Sunday. "I know he's been through the Senate process before. I'm going to watch the Judiciary process very closely. At the appropriate time I'll meet with the nominee and get my own take on it, and then I'll have a decision to make.

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