Trump Makes His Picks for Attorney General, UN

It's William Barr and Heather Nauert
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 7, 2018 10:22 AM CST
President George HW Bush and William Barr wave after Barr was sworn in as attorney general in Washington on Nov. 26, 1991.   (AP Photo/Scott Applewhite, File)
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(Newser) – Confirmation of President Trump's reported picks for attorney general and UN ambassador didn't take long. "He was my first choice [for AG] since day one. He'll be nominated," Trump told reporters of Republican William Barr on Friday, per the Hill. A lawyer who served as AG from 1991 to 1993 under George HW Bush, Barr reportedly isn't keen on the job and is expected to face a tough confirmation hearing given comments on the Russia investigation and Hillary Clinton. Trump also said he would nominate Heather Nauert, a former Fox News anchor who served as spokesperson for the State Department, to replace Nikki Haley as ambassador to the UN. Nauert was seen as the favorite, though former deputy national security adviser Dina Powell was also considered, per the Hill. (Read more Trump administration stories.)

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