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    Attorney General Nominee to Face Senators

    William Barr isn’t wooing Democrats. Nominated by President Donald Trump to replace Jeff Sessions, Barr will face the Senate Judiciary Committee for confirmation hearings starting Tuesday. Democrats will want reassurances that Barr won’t hinder special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, whose legitimacy Barr has questioned. So far, Democrats aren’t impressed, as Barr agreed to advance meetings only with Republican lawmakers. Barr, who’s said there’s more evidence against Hillary Clinton than Trump, plans to recuse himself from an antitrust case involving AT&T — in which he owns stock — and Time Warner, on whose board he served.

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