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PoliticsRand Paul will vote against Trump's pick for attorney general

01:40  12 february  2019
01:40  12 february  2019 Source:   politico.com

Trump attorney general pick Barr advances in Senate

Trump attorney general pick Barr advances in Senate Trump attorney general pick Barr advances in Senate

Rand Paul talks William Barr, President Trump ' s pick for his next Attorney General [email protected] RandPaul : "Uh-oh is Despite his concerns, Paul did not say he would vote against Barr’s confirmation. Paul had also expressed concern over Trump ’ s nominations of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and

Rand Paul talks William Barr, President Trump ' s pick for his next Attorney General [email protected] RandPaul : "Uh-oh is right." pic.twitter.com/Fy4SMumdd3. Yahoo News reported Saturday that Trump last year offered Barr a job as his chief defense attorney in the probe being led by special counsel Robert S

Rand Paul will vote against Trump's pick for attorney general© Win McNamee/Getty Images "He's been the chief advocate for warrantless surveillance of U.S. citizens," said Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul of President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, William Barr. The Senate is expected this week to vote on Barr's final confirmation.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Monday that will vote against confirming President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, William Barr, citing his record on privacy issues.

"I'm a no," Paul said in brief interview. "He's been the chief advocate for warrantless surveillance of U.S. citizens. I think that the Fourth Amendment should protect your phone calls and your bank information. People shouldn't be allowed to look at it without a warrant."

Senate votes to confirm Trump pick William Barr as new attorney general

Senate votes to confirm Trump pick William Barr as new attorney general The Senate vote gives the Justice Department its first confirmed chief since President Trump ousted Jeff Sessions last fall. More than 50 senators voted for Barr's nomination, giving him enough support to be confirmed. The vote caps off a relatively low drama fight over Trump's second nominee for the post. Barr was largely on a glide path after he cleared the Judiciary Committee and a procedural vote without any missteps that threatened GOP support for his nomination. Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) appeared to be the only Republican who would vote against Barr on Thursday, while Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin (W.Va.

Rand Paul (R-Ky.) explained Monday night that he voted against President Donald Trump ' s pick for CIA director because he worries Rep. Paul also called the intel community's collection of metadata "an incredible invasion of privacy in some ways more intrusive than the English soldiers that invaded

Trump confirmed he plans to nominate Barr, who served as attorney general from 1991 to 1993 under President He may have trouble getting Rand Paul ’ s vote for confirmation,’ ’’ Todd said. After a star-making turn in his close race against Senator Ted Cruz, O’Rourke is increasingly serious about a

Paul previously criticized Barr's record on surveillance issues, including his support of the Patriot Act.

The Senate is expected this week to vote on Barr's final confirmation. Despite Paul's opposition, Barr is expected to be confirmed with near unanimous support from Republicans. Moderate Republicans like Sens. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) have said they will support Barr's nomination. In addition, Democratic Senator Doug Jones of Alabama said last week he would vote to confirm Barr.

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved Barr's nomination Thursday along party lines. Senate Democrats voiced concern about whether Barr would make public the final results of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. In addition, they blasted Barr for a memo he wrote last year to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that described Mueller's inquiry into possible obstruction of justice by the president as "fatally misconceived."

Trump nominated Barr in December to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Trump grew frustrated with Sessions after he recused himself from the Mueller probe, which Trump has derided as a witch hunt.

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