Barr, a longtime communications industry lawyer who was originally attorney general in the early 1990s, was approved 12-10, with all Republicans in support and all Democrats opposed. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), who has co-sponsored a bill requiring the findings be released.
Republicans said they were confident Barr would make as much of the report public as possible. Barr has said he will be as transparent as possible under Justice Department regulations, but many Democrats are skeptical.
The House Intelligence Committee, now chaired by a Democrat, has announced plans to reopen and expand its investigation into Russia's actions during the 2016 election, contacts between the Russian government and Trump's team, as well as "whether any foreign actor has sought to compromise or holds leverage, financial or otherwise, over Donald Trump, his family, his business or his associates".
"I believe the memo is disqualifying", said Senator Dianne Feinstein, the committee's top Democrat. Dianne Feinstein, said last week that she is anxious that Barr won't be a check on the president who appointed him.
Past year he sent an unsolicited legal opinion to the Justice Department and White House arguing that Mueller had no grounds to investigate Trump for obstruction of justice based on the firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey in May 2017.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) said that Barr, as attorney general, would have the authority to change policies that now might prohibit him from revealing information about Mueller's work and that his nomination must be considered in the context of the historic moment in which the Justice Department finds itself. And he praised Barr emphatically.
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The White House was then accused of allegedly skewing Trump's physical exam results by CNN medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta. Last year, doctors checked the president's eyes; ears, nose and throat; heart; lungs; gastrointestinal tract; skin; and teeth.
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Indeed, at this point, perhaps we need to ask which Virginia politicians haven't been involved in blackface scandal in the past. Mr Fairfax, 39, said in a statement to USA media: "I deny this latest unsubstantiated allegation".
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Fairfax has repeatedly denied Tyson's allegation , saying they only had a "consensual encounter". Big League Politics also first published the racist photo in Northam's yearbook page .
William Barr smiles during a break in his Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination to be attorney general of the United States on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 15, 2019.
"I think he reveres the law and the rule of law", Kennedy said.
"We need a steady hand at the Department of Justice and I believe he would provide that steady hand", said Senator Lindsey Graham, the Republican chairman of the Judiciary Committee.
Democrats have also criticized a memo Barr wrote to the Justice Department before his nomination in which he criticized Mueller's investigation for the way it was presumably looking into whether Trump had obstructed justice.
A confirmation vote on Barr is expected some time this month.
"I hope I'm wrong", Durbin said. Barr, meanwhile, scheduled several individual meetings with lawmakers, seeking to answer whatever outstanding questions they might have had.