Former Attorney General William Barr is US President Donald Trump’s leading candidate to be nominated to lead the Justice Department.
Barr, 68, a well-respected Republican lawyer who served as attorney general from 1991 to 1993 under then-President George H.W. Bush, has emerged as a favourite candidate of a number of Trump administration officials, including senior lawyers in the White House Counsel’s Office, these people said. Two people familiar with the discussions said the president has told advisers in recent days that he plans to nominate Barr.
Administration officials are preparing for the likelihood that Barr’s nomination will be announced in the coming days, these people said. Barr declined to comment.
The Washington Post first reported the news.
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