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Trump selects new attorney general

US President Donald Trump has nominated William Barr to be the new attorney general, a post he held in the 1990s.
 
By replacing Jeff Sessions, who was fired by Mr. Trump last month, the 68 year-old will take charge of the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election.
 
US media report he has been critical of some aspects of that inquiry.
 
A well-known conservative lawyer, Mr. Barr held the role under President George H. W. Bush from 1991 to 1993.
 
The president called him a highly respected lawyer by both Republicans and Democrats.
 


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