Jan 2, 2019 - Politics & Policy
Attorney general nominee Bill Barr's confirmation hearing set for Jan. 15-16
The Senate Judiciary Committee announced Wednesday that the confirmation hearing for William Barr, President Trump's nominee for attorney general, will be held on Jan. 15 and 16.
The big picture: If confirmed by the committee, Barr will be take over for acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker. Barr is a controversial AG pick who has previously called special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into question.