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Replacing Jeff Sessions, fired by Trump last month, the sixty-nine in charge of investigating alleged Russian interference in the 201
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A notorious conservative attorney, Barr held George HW Bush from 1991 to 1993 under the presidency.
The president called him a "highly respected lawyer" both by Republicans and Democrats and "a fantastic man" as he spoke to the White House South Lawn journalists.
"I did not know him until recently, when I was going through the process of looking at people," Trump said. "It was my first choice since the first day."
Currently, Barr is a legal advisor to the Kirkland & Ellis law firm in Washington DC.