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"I believe he is a good lawyer, no doubt , but when it comes to this delicate political situation – the power of the presidency, whether this study is justified – Bill Barr had better given us some ironclad, rock-bottom assurances regarding his independence and his v hey to step back and let Mueller finish his job, "Durbin said.
Barr, who previously served as head of the Ministry of Justice under President George H.W. Bush is scheduled to appear before the Senate Court Committee Tuesday and Wednesday for his confirmation hearings.
Democratic legislators on this panel are expected to request the nominee for a memorandum he wrote to Deputy General Advocate Rod Rosenstein last year, who criticized Mueller's probe for Russian interference in the 2016 elections and the potential coordination between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign.
In the note, Barr Mueller's study stated that the President's possible obstacle to justice was "mistakenly misunderstood".
Trump nominated Barr in December after the departure of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Meanwhile, Matthew Whitaker, Sessions, former Chief of Staff, served as acting lawyer general.
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