The Senate on Thursday confirmed William Barr as attorney general, placing the veteran government official and lawyer atop the Justice Department as special counsel Robert Mueller investigates Russian interference in the 2016 election.

The Senate voted 54-45 to confirm him, mostly along party lines. Barr, who previously served as attorney general from 1991 to 1993, will succeed Jeff Sessions.
As the country’s chief law enforcement officer, Barr will oversee the remaining work in Mueller’s investigation into potential coordination between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign and decide how much Congress and the public know about its conclusion.

Democrats, who largely voted against Barr, said they were concerned about his non-committal stance on making Mueller’s report public. Barr promised to be as transparent as possible, but said he takes seriously the Justice Department regulations that dictate Mueller’s report should be treated as confidential.

Source : Yahoo