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Barr: I Doubt Mueller Would Engage in 'Witch Hunt'

Barr: I Doubt Mueller Would Engage in 'Witch Hunt'
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Tuesday, 15 January 2019 02:32 PM

President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general says he doesn't believe special counsel Robert Mueller "would be involved in a witch hunt."

Barr made the comment Tuesday at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Trump has repeatedly decried the special counsel's investigation as a "witch hunt" and has suggested he is being targeted by the Justice Department.

Mueller is investigating potential ties between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign.

Barr also said he would "not carry out" any order to fire s Mueller without cause.

His comments about an attempt to fire Mueller were in response to a question from Democrat Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware.

Mueller's team is examining potential ties between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign. Barr says he wants Mueller to finish the investigation.

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions drew the president's ire after removing himself from the Russia investigation because of his previous work with the Trump campaign. Sessions resigned at the president's request in November.

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