Washington D.C., Dec 7, 2018 / 15:00 pm
President Donald Trump announced Friday his nominations for the positions of U.S. Attorney General and Ambassador to the United Nations.
Trump will nominate William Barr to be the next attorney general of the United States. Barr will replace Matthew Whitaker, who has served in the role on an acting basis since the resignation of Jeff Sessions in early November.
On Twitter, President Trump said that he was "pleased to announce" Barr's nomination, calling him "one of the most highly respected and legal minds in the Country [sic]," and "a great addition" to the administration.
Barr previously held the post of attorney general under President George H.W. Bush from November of 1991 until January 20, 1993. Prior to that, he served as deputy attorney general and assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Counsel.