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Rand Paul will vote against Trump’s pick for attorney general







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                " He was the primary defender of unscrupulous surveillance of US citizens, "said Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul of Presidential Candidate Donald Trump for the Attorney General , William Barr. The Senate is expected this week to vote for Barr's final confirmation. | Win McNamee / Getty Images </p>
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<p>  Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) He said Monday that he will vote against the confirmation of President Donald's candidate Trump for the attorney general, William Barr, citing his privacy record. </p>
<p>  "I'm a no," Paul said in a brief interview. "He was the main supporter of unscrupulous surveillance of US citizens. I think the fourth amendment should protect your phone calls and bank details. People should not be allowed to look at it without a warrant. "</p><div><script async src=

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Paul had previously criticized Barr's record on surveillance issues, including his support for the Patriot Act.

The Senate is expected this week to vote for Barr's final confirmation despite opposition. of Paul, Barr should be confirmed with almost unanimous support from the Republicans.Regular Republicans like Sens. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) said that they will support Barr's appointment, moreover, the Democratic Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama said that last week he would vote to confirm Barr.

The Senate Judicial Committee approved Barr's nomination Thursday along the lines of the party or. to make public the final results of the investigations of special adviser Robert Mueller on the Russian interference in the 2016 elections. In addition, they blew up Barr for a memo he wrote to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein describing last year the investigation of Mueller on a possible obstacle to justice by the president as "fatally misinterpreted".

Trump appointed Barr in December to replace attorney general Jeff Sessions. Trump grew frustrated with Sessions after being rejected by the Mueller spacecraft, which Trump has mocked as a witch hunt.


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