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Trump names ex-Bush official William Barr as new attorney general

AFP  |  Washington 

on Friday nominated William Barr, a who was of the late George H W Bush, to lead the

would replaced Jeff Sessions, who Trump forced to resign last month amid rising pressure on the from the collusion investigation of

is "A terrific man, a terrific person," Trump said.

"He was my first choice from day one.... respected by Republicans, respected by Democrats," he said.

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 20:30 IST