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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 04:04 PM

Former H.W. Bush Attorney General William Barr Is Leading Candidate to Lead Justice Department

William Cummings, Kevin Johnson and David Jackson, USA TODAY Published 2:29 p.m. ET Dec. 6, 2018 | Updated 3:01 p.m. ET Dec. 6, 2018

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WASHINGTON – William Barr, who served as attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, may soon be returning to the role.

Barr is a leading candidate to become President Donald Trump's replacement for ousted Attorney General Jeff Sessions, two administration officials and a person familiar with the discussion told USA TODAY on Thursday. They cautioned that no final personnel decisions have been made, but it's possible such an announcement could come in a matter of days.

According to The Washington Post, which first reported the story, administration officials expect Republicans and Democrats to be comfortable with Barr because of his experience.

The person familiar with Barr’s candidacy said the former attorney general has had recent discussions with the White House Counsel’s Office about the post.

Asked whether Barr had any reservations about serving a president who had been so critical of the Justice Department and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the person said Barr expressed "no hesitation" about taking on the task.

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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 06:41 PM

1. He's gotta be pretty old

Bush was elected in 88.

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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:53 PM

2. That would be a big mistake, having anybody in there associated with the Bushes

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