Jan 2, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Attorney general nominee Bill Barr's confirmation hearing set for Jan. 15-16

The Senate Judiciary Committee

The Senate Judiciary Committee. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

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.

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