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(CNSNews.com) - "On my watch, Bob will be allowed to finish his work," Attorney General-nominee William Barr told his confirmation hearing on Tuesday. He was talking about Special Counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing Trump-Russia probe.
"President Trump has sought no assurances, promises or commitments from me of any kind, either express or implied, and I have not given him any other than that I would run the department with professionalism and integrity," Barr said in his opening statement.
Allegiance - Rule - Law - Constitution - People
"As attorney-general, my allegiance will be to the rule of law, the Constitution and the American people. This is how it should be, this is how it must be, and if you confirm me, this is how it will be."
Anticipating certain questions from the committee, Barr said he believes it is "vitally important" that the special counsel be allowed to complete his investigation.
Bob - Mueller - Years - Tenure - Department
I have known Bob Mueller for 30 years. We worked closely together throughout my previous tenure at the Department of Justice. We've been friends since. And I have the utmost respect for Bob and his distinguished record of public service. And when he was named special counsel, I said his selection was good news and that knowing him, I had confidence he would handle the matter properly. And I still have that same confidence today.
Given his public actions to date, I expect that the special counsel is well along in his investigation. At the same time, the president has been steadfast that he was not involved in any collusion with Russian attempts to interfere in the election. I believe it is in the best interests of everyone -- the president,...
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