The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday along party lines to advance William P. Barr's nomination to become attorney general, a procedural step that sets the stage for his confirmation vote next week before the entire Senate.
The nomination will now be sent to the full Republican-controlled Senate, where Barr is also expected to have enough support to be confirmed in a vote that could come as early as next week.
Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Barr told him that with respect to the special counsel's eventual findings, Barr would "not allow executive privilege as a reason to cover up wrongdoing".
Mr. Barr is one of the most well qualified individuals in the country to serve as Attorney General as he has held the job in the past.
Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, the committee's ranking member, opposed Barr's confirmation, citing a memo he wrote the Justice Department previous year before he was nominated criticising the wide-ranging Russian Federation inquiry led by special counsel Robert Mueller.
Other recent candidates before the Senate Judiciary Committee have faced questions about their religious beliefs, concepts of sin and membership in charitable and fraternal organizations.
Democrats and many Republicans have said they believe Mueller's final report should be fully released.
Opponents have also cited a memo Barr wrote to the Justice Department before his nomination in which he criticized Mueller's investigation for the way it was presumably looking into whether Trump had obstructed justice. "I voted against Mr. Barr's nomination because I have little confidence in his willingness and ability to meet this challenge".
Whitaker said late last month the Mueller-led investigation is "close to being completed", although there has been no confirmation of this from the special counsel's office. On Thursday, Sen. John Kennedy, Republican of Louisiana, said that he would vote for it even though he said the "only question" is whether the Mueller report is going to leak "in toto" or in part.
The Republican president has repeatedly criticised the investigation as a "witch-hunt" and denies any collusion with Moscow.
According to Wojnarowski, the Magic are sending Jonathan Simmons , a first-round and a second-round pick to the Sixers. He played 14 games during his rookie season and 19 this season before shutting down, citing the nerve disorder.
Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex during a visit to the Smart Works career centre in West London, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
It is yet unknown how numerous bank's customers were affected but Twitter complaints have been registered nationwide. The system struggled with nation-wide outages at ATM's and online, which left people frustrated and furious.
In Chile, reports of abuse of nuns carried out by priests led the Vatican to launch an investigation a year ago . He was referring to a scandal concerning a French congregation called "Soeurs Contemplatives de Saint Jean".
However, the AAIB said video footage captured by the ROV would provide "valuable evidence" for its safety investigation. The Welsh club have asked the Premier League to again wear commemorative shirts at Southampton on Saturday.
Aguero had a simple task to make it 3-0 six minutes later when he pounced on Ross Barkley's slack header towards his own goal. Aguero is now the joint top scorer in the Premier League with Liverpool's Mohamed Salah and quickly brushed off the miss.
His loyalty to Memphis has been strong and we all know he wishes he could still play in Beale Street Blue. Memphis discussed trades with multiple teams, but made a decision to keep its franchise point guard.
El Paso Mayor Dee Margo , a Republican, also tweeted that "El Paso was NEVER one of the MOST risky cities in the United States ". Border Patrol agents have reportedly already arrested some migrants who illegally crossed the border overnight.
We have been visiting a hospital in Caracas . "Venezuela keeps going!" Maduro said at a recent pro-government rally. The Venezuelan military has blocked the bridge where the aid is stationed and Maduro is refusing to allow it in.
US Agencies Have Damning Recording of Saudi Prince
Al-Jubeir bristled at the notion that outsiders would criticize the government. "We came out and we acknowledged it". Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said in a statement Thursday.
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Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges are also likely, while heavy rain could see flooding in some parts. It is expected to reach Donegal later in the morning, with the weather warning in place from 9.00 am Friday.
EA is planning Apex Legends to go mobile, cross-play
This is something that Battle Royale competitor Fortnite does not have, yet it's the number one requested feature from players. According to COO and CFO Blake Jorgensen, FIFA is still performing well despite the other franchises falling.