WASHINGTON — A polarized Senate Judiciary Committee advanced the nomination of William P. Barr to be President Trump’s second confirmed attorney general on Thursday, as Republicans and Democrats split over his views on executive authority and the special counsel’s ongoing Russia investigation.
Mr. Barr will now go before the full Republican-controlled Senate, where he is expected to be confirmed and sworn into office as soon as next week. If confirmed, he would promptly assume responsibility for the special counsel investigation led by Robert S. Mueller III into possible ties between Mr. Trump, his associates and Russia, and whether the president obstructed justice.
Mr. Barr will get at least one Democratic vote in the full Senate. Senator Doug Jones, Democrat of Alabama, announced his support on Thursday.
But the committee’s debate and subsequent 12-10 party-line vote to effectively endorse Mr. Barr to the full Senate revealed how fraught the politics around the Justice Department have become after two years of unrelenting attacks by Mr. Trump.
Even so, many Democrats are privately eager for Mr. Barr to be confirmed, believing that he would be a vast improvement over Matthew G. Whitaker, the current acting attorney general who is relatively inexperienced and fiercely loyal to Mr. Trump.
Mr. Whitaker was scheduled to testify on Friday before the House Judiciary Committee, but on Thursday, he said he will not appear before Congress unless the committee assures him he will not be subpoenaed. The House committee voted along party lines on Wednesday to prepare just such a subpoena in case Mr. Whitaker backed out.
Mr. Barr, who previously served as attorney general in the 1990s, presented himself in his confirmation hearing last month as a set of steady hands who would guard the department’s independence. He said he would permit Mr. Mueller to finish his work, and he pledged to allow as much transparency as possible around the investigation’s findings.
Republicans signaled that they were broadly satisfied with Mr. Barr’s word, and Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, the committee’s chairman, opened the hearing by saying that “the time has come for new leadership at the department.”
But Democrats, at least those on the committee, remain deeply mistrustful that Mr. Barr’s public statements left him a dangerous amount of discretion to curtail the investigation or suppress its findings if so ordered. They did not question his qualifications.
“This is not the time to install an attorney general who has repeatedly espoused a view of unfettered executive power,” said Senator Amy Klobuchar, Democrat of Minnesota, summarizing the heart of her party’s objections.
If confirmed, Mr. Barr, 68, would join only a handful of Americans to return to the same high-level government post in which they already served. Under President George H.W. Bush, he served as the head of the department’s Office of Legal Counsel, then as deputy attorney general and ultimately attorney general from 1991 to 1993. He enjoyed bipartisan support during his earlier tenure, but advanced an unusually expansive view of executive powers that, reconsidered in light of Mr. Trump’s unorthodox presidency, has fueled Democrats concerns about Mr. Barr’s independence from the current president.
A 2018 memorandum drafted by Mr. Barr in which he strongly criticized one of Mr. Mueller’s main lines of inquiry — whether Mr. Trump had obstructed justice — became the focus of Democratic concerns. Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, the panel’s top Democrat, called it “disqualifying.”
Mr. Barr downplayed his views in a confirmation hearing last month, telling senators he would refuse any order from the president to fire Mr. Mueller without good cause.
“I am in a position in life where I can provide the leadership necessary to protect the independence and reputation of the department,” he said.
Mr. Barr said that he expected the attorney general would receive Mr. Mueller’s findings, likely in the form of a report, and then produce his own report to Congress based on the material. If he was that attorney general, he said he would strive for transparency, though would not guarantee he would share the findings in full.
Republicans and Democrats continued to debate the efficacy of those pledges on Thursday, largely ignoring the nominee’s views on policy matters unrelated to the Russia investigation.
“I have to say that former attorney general Barr’s toplines on this issue were terrific,” said Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat of Rhode Island. “But once you got down below the towline, once you got into the weeds,” his views suggest he would be willing to suppress Mr. Mueller’s findings if ordered to do so by the White House.
Mr. Graham retorted that Mr. Barr had promised him “he would not allow executive privilege to be used as a reason to cover up wrongdoing.”
“I will hold him that,” he added.B:
六开彩第93期新版跑狗图“【没】【想】【到】【这】【里】【面】【竟】【然】【是】【这】【番】【景】【象】” 【真】【正】【进】【入】【到】G【省】【内】【的】【李】【安】【看】【见】【了】【远】【超】【乎】【自】【己】【想】【象】【中】【的】【东】【西】。 【连】【绵】【不】【绝】【的】【田】【地】【种】【植】【着】【数】【不】【清】【的】【可】【食】【用】【庄】【稼】，【虽】【然】【只】【有】【不】【到】20【米】【的】【可】【视】【距】【离】，【但】【李】【安】【可】【以】【感】【受】【的】【出】【来】【自】【己】【四】【周】【的】【田】【地】【比】【自】【己】【所】【看】【见】【的】【更】【加】【宽】【广】。 【而】【在】【李】【安】【脚】【下】【的】【是】【一】【条】【一】【望】【无】【际】【的】【铁】【轨】！ 【没】【错】！ 【在】
【古】【立】【香】【死】【死】【捂】【住】【嘴】【巴】，【不】【让】【自】【己】【发】【出】【任】【何】【声】【响】。 【可】【是】【眼】【底】【流】【露】【出】【的】【惊】【恐】【已】【经】【暴】【露】【了】【她】【心】【里】【的】【想】【法】。【她】【的】【双】【腿】【有】【些】【发】【软】，【颤】【抖】【着】【身】【子】【往】【后】【退】【了】【几】【步】。 【等】【到】【她】【出】【了】【禁】【地】，【她】【才】【敢】【松】【开】【捂】【住】【嘴】【巴】【的】【手】，【她】【颤】【抖】【的】【手】【抚】【上】【栏】【杆】，【勉】【强】【支】【撑】【着】【她】【无】【力】【的】【身】【子】。 【她】【到】【现】【在】【都】【不】【敢】【相】【信】【方】【才】【她】【看】【到】【的】【景】【象】，【可】【她】【也】【不】【能】【在】【此】
【李】【云】【龙】【不】【是】【很】【明】【白】【王】【龙】【的】【意】【思】。 【小】【秋】【渡】【一】【转】【走】【了】，【这】【就】【意】【味】【着】【鬼】【子】【的】【报】【复】【也】【转】【移】【了】【目】【标】，【可】【是】【小】【王】【为】【什】【么】【让】【自】【己】【当】【心】。 【难】【道】【自】【己】【的】【独】【立】【团】【还】【有】【内】【奸】， 【就】【在】【思】【考】【着】【怎】【么】【回】【事】【时】，【警】【卫】【朱】【子】【明】【来】【了】。 “【团】【长】，【一】【切】【都】【准】【备】【好】【了】，【咱】【们】【现】【在】【就】【去】【迎】【亲】【吗】？” 【李】【云】【龙】【看】【了】【朱】【子】【明】【一】【眼】，【不】【觉】【有】【些】【奇】【怪】。
【手】【雷】【在】【杜】【一】【一】【身】【后】【轰】【然】【爆】【炸】，【炸】【开】【的】【一】【部】【分】【碎】【片】【顺】【着】【房】【间】【飞】【溅】【到】【杜】【一】【一】【身】【上】。 【杜】【一】【一】【本】【能】【地】【一】【抱】【头】，【感】【觉】【到】【碎】【片】【落】【在】【身】【上】，【忽】【的】【心】【里】【一】【喜】。【他】【感】【觉】【到】【弹】【片】【的】【冲】【击】，【但】【弹】【片】【并】【没】【有】【钻】【到】【他】【的】【身】【体】【内】。 【只】【这】【爆】【炸】【瞬】【间】，【走】【廊】【内】【就】【传】【来】【急】【促】【的】【脚】【步】【声】，【杜】【一】【一】【噌】【地】【站】【起】【来】，【正】【看】【到】【一】【个】【黑】【影】【通】【过】【门】【口】。 【不】【能】【让】【他】【们】六开彩第93期新版跑狗图“【你】【到】【底】【是】【谁】？【区】【区】【二】【阶】，【不】【对】，【即】【便】【是】【你】【拥】【有】【三】【阶】【的】【实】【力】，【也】【不】【可】【能】【让】【老】【夫】【受】【伤】！”【骷】【髅】【身】【略】【微】【一】【惊】，【那】【个】【可】【怕】【的】【气】【息】【消】【失】【了】，【换】【来】【的】【却】【是】【一】【种】【不】【知】【名】【的】【威】【压】。 【这】【股】【威】【压】【却】【来】【自】【眼】【前】【这】【个】【二】【阶】【修】【为】【的】【人】【类】【身】【上】，【这】【股】【气】【息】【很】【弱】，【但】【极】【为】【克】【制】【骷】【髅】【身】。 【若】【说】【魔】【老】【是】【与】【骷】【髅】【身】【相】【生】【相】【克】【的】【话】，【修】【越】【此】【时】【展】【现】【出】【来】【的】
“【哼】，【弱】【者】！” 【如】【芒】【背】【刺】，【小】【个】【子】，【犀】【利】【的】【小】【眼】【神】，【没】【有】【一】【点】【同】【龄】【人】【该】【有】【的】【天】【真】【眼】【神】，【黛】【西】【慌】【张】【的】【出】【汗】【了】。 “【呵】【呵】，【给】【强】【者】【递】【果】【汁】。”【陪】【着】【笑】【脸】，【乖】【乖】【将】【将】【自】【己】【的】【果】【汁】【递】【给】【大】【佬】。 【在】【安】【娜】【的】【世】【界】【里】，【黛】【西】【这】【样】【子】【智】【商】【的】【角】【色】【连】【蹲】【在】【地】【上】【听】【自】【己】【讲】【话】【的】【资】【格】【都】【没】【有】。【自】【己】【好】【心】【提】【点】【她】，【她】【居】【然】【没】【记】【住】！【这】【么】【简】
【锦】【同】【时】【开】【始】【修】【行】【造】【化】【之】【主】【留】【下】【的】【武】【技】，【一】【共】【有】【四】【门】，【分】【别】【为】“【擎】【天】【指】”，“【生】【死】【眼】”，“【无】【畏】【盾】【墙】”【和】“【一】【线】【穿】【梭】”。 【想】【要】【修】【行】【这】【四】【门】【武】【技】，【只】【能】【从】【造】【化】【法】【决】【上】【开】【始】【修】【行】，【并】【且】【这】【四】【种】【法】【决】【的】【运】【行】【必】【须】【要】【有】【血】【脉】【之】【力】【的】【加】【持】，【这】【也】【使】【得】【这】【四】【门】【武】【技】【都】【是】【特】【殊】【化】【的】，【也】【就】【是】【无】【法】【拷】【贝】【的】。 【若】【非】【古】【道】【的】【血】【脉】，【其】【他】【人】