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Who Is Attorney General William Barr?

This is not the first time Barr has led the Justice Department. The seasoned D.C. lawyer has expressed expansive views on the powers of the president — and supported past presidential pardons.

With the completion of special counsel Robert Muller's investigation into Russian interference into the 2016 presidential election, attention now shifts to Attorney General William Barr, the man who will determine how much of that report to make public — along with what information will be provided to Congress.

Here are a few things to know about the 68-year-old Barr.

(1) He is a Justice Department veteran

This is Barr's during the administration of President George H.W. Bush from 1991 to 1993, during which time he was Mueller's boss, when Muller was in charge of the Criminal Division at DOJ. Barr and Mueller are said to be friends, and Mueller attended the weddings of Barr's children.

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