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Attorney General William Barr Wants to Return To Basics After Stormy Times


Trump’s attorney general pick, William Barr.

By Allan Lengel

These have not been easy times for the Justice Department, which has seen two attorney generals fired by President Donald Trump.

So, Attorney Gen. William Barr has the tall task of establishing stability.

Del Quentin Wilber of the Los Angeles Times writes: [2]

In his first month in office, Atty. Gen. William Barr has sent a reassuring message to the beleaguered Justice Department — he wants a return to basics after years of disruptive firings, tweet storms and scandals.

In briefings, Barr has asked detailed questions about cases, suspects and legal arguments. He has wandered his fifth-floor hallway to converse about the law.

And he declined the traditional “clap in” where a newly confirmed attorney general walks through the building and subordinates applaud. Instead, Barr held a three-hour reception in his conference room.