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>> Raise your right hand please.>> The Senate Judiciary Committee has delayed a key vote to send William Barr's nomination for Attorney General to a vote on the Senate floor. The hold up coming after Democrats voiced concerns Barr might try to bury a final report on the Russia probe from Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
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Barr has until now seemed headed for an easy confirmation in the Republican controlled Senate. But some of his responses to questions from Democratic Senators have raised red flags. Barr pointedly did not promise to make the Mueller report public at his confirmation hearing last month. And he also hasn't said whether he'd recuse himself from the Russia probe if asked to by the Justice Department's ethics office.
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>> At the end of the day, I would make a decision in good faith, based on the laws and the facts.>> Reuters political reporter, Andy Sullivan, has more.>> It seems that nearly every Democrat on the Judiciary Committee has expressed concerns about Barr's, what he said about how he would handle the Mueller report.
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Even the top Democrat on the committee, Diane Feinstein, usually pretty cautious, relatively centrist, she said she's worried about his views on executive power and whether he would allow Trump to overrule Mueller and keep parts of the report private.>> On Monday acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker was non-committal about how Mueller's report would be handled while suggesting Mueller's probe was nearing its end.
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>> The decisions that were made are going to be reviewed either through the various means we have.>> The Democrats also have reservations Barr would accept Justice Department legal guidance that a sitting President cannot be indicted.