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Trump Attorney General Nominee William Barr to Tell Senate: It’s ‘Vitally Important’ That Mueller Finishes Probe

Trump’s nominee for attorney general, William Barr, will tell senators during his confirmation hearing tomorrow that it’s “vitally important” that Special Counsel Robert Mueller be allowed to finish his investigation into Russian collusion, according to a copy of his written remarks cited Monday by the Associated Press. “I believe it is in the best interest of everyone—the president, Congress, and, most importantly, the American people—that this matter be resolved by allowing the special counsel to complete his work,” Barr will reportedly say. He is also expected to claim that it is “very important” that the results of that investigation are shared with Congress and the public. “My goal will be to provide as much transparency as I can consistent with the law,” the remarks state. “I can assure you that, where judgments are to be made by me, I will make those judgments based solely on the law and will let no personal, political, or other improper interests influence my decisions.” If confirmed, Barr will succeed Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, who has been a vocal critic of Mueller’s investigation.