President Trump's Attorney General nominee, William Barr, answered a second round of questions from senators at his confirmation hearing on Tuesday. The former attorney general under President George W. Bush told lawmakers that he will allow special counsel Robert Mueller to complete his investigation into Russian election interference despite any possible pressure from the President. Barr also said that he supports Trump's call for funding a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Forum recaps the hearing and discusses Barr's record in law and government.
Attorney General Nominee Barr Testifies Before Congress
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William Barr, nominee to be US Attorney General, testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, January 15, 2019. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
Katie Benner, Justice Department reporter, New York Times
Rory Little, professor of law, UC Hastings College of the Law; former federal prosecutor