WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed William P. Barr on Thursday for a second stint as attorney general, handing oversight of the Justice Department — and its investigation into links between Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and the Trump campaign — to a seasoned Republican legal hand known for his expansive view of presidential power.
Mr. Barr was sworn in hours later, beginning a new chapter for a department that has been battered by criticism from President Trump. The president lost confidence in and publicly scorned his first attorney general, Jeff Sessions, after he recused himself from overseeing the Russia investigation. The department was further rattled when Mr. Trump installed a relatively inexperienced loyalist, Matthew G. Whitaker, Mr. Sessions’s chief of staff, as a temporary replacement in November.
Mr. Barr faces an array of challenges, not least retaining the confidence of both Mr. Trump and Congress as he steers the department through the anticipated conclusion of the investigation by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, and the question of whether and how to make any report from Mr. Mueller public.
Morale has suffered among the department’s 115,000 employees amid accusations that its work has been politicized. And Mr. Barr will presumably want to put his own stamp on the administration’s agenda following Mr. Sessions, who for all his problems with the president pushed successfully to put in place conservative policies on civil rights, voting rights, immigration, drugs, policing and crime, among other issues.
When Mr. Barr accepted Mr. Trump’s offer to be nominated for the job, “he saw the department as an institution facing some very challenging times,” said George J. Terwilliger, who served as the deputy attorney general under Mr. Barr in the 1990s.
In the latest example of the extraordinary strains the Trump presidency has put on the department, a former deputy F.B.I. director, Andrew G. McCabe, said in an interview broadcast on Thursday that in May 2017, top department officials discussed whether to recruit cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove the president from office.
Mr. Barr’s ability to treat the special counsel’s investigation fairly has been questioned ever since it emerged that he wrote a 19-page memo last summer arguing that Mr. Mueller should not treat Mr. Trump’s decision to fire James B. Comey, the F.B.I. director, as obstruction of justice.
“There are some people who are very concerned given the 19-page memo that he wrote,” said Neal Katyal, who was acting solicitor general under President Barack Obama.
“Barr needs to bring back respect for the rule of law and ensure that law enforcement is treated as the nonpartisan, public safety and public-good-oriented organization that it has been for decades,” Mr. Katyal said.
The department has been under public, political attack from the moment Mr. Mueller was given the job in May 2017 of investigating whether the Trump campaign had worked with Russia to sway the election.
Inside the department, career employees worried that Mr. Sessions was politicizing its day-to-day work and redefining who deserved civil rights protections, particularly on matters like gay rights and the oversight of police departments that had histories of racial discrimination.
Mr. Barr assured senators during the confirmation process that he would not allow political interference to sway the department’s work, but under pressure from Democrats, he would make no specific assurances to make Mr. Mueller’s findings public.
Divided over whether to accept his assurances, the Senate voted largely along party lines, 54 to 45, to confirm Mr. Barr.
A handful of senators broke from their parties. One libertarian-leaning Republican, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, voted against Mr. Barr, citing concerns over his sweeping view of executive power. Three Democrats from conservative or swing states — Senators Doug Jones of Alabama, Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and Joe Manchin III of West Virginia — supported Mr. Barr.
Mr. Barr previously served as attorney general from 1991 to 1993, under President George Bush, before spending the last quarter-century as a corporate lawyer — much of it with the telecommunications company that became Verizon. With that experience, he could bring a pro-corporate point of view to the work of the department’s antitrust division.
While Mr. Barr served on the board of Time Warner, the Justice Department tried to block the company’s merger with AT&T in 2017. Mr. Barr said in a legal filing in the case that the department’s decision was “inexplicable” and could have been motivated by a desire to satisfy Mr. Trump’s personal animus toward CNN, which is owned by Time Warner.
“As a former attorney general,” Mr. Barr wrote at the time, “that is disturbing to me.”
Even before the confirmation vote, Mr. Barr was planning steps to begin putting his imprint on the department. He intends to call on Jeffrey A. Rosen, the current deputy transportation secretary, to serve as deputy attorney general, two people briefed on the choice said. His nomination would be subject to a Senate vote.
Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general who appointed Mr. Mueller and oversaw his work until late last year, plans to remain at the department for a transition period expected to last only a few weeks.
Like Mr. Barr, Mr. Rosen was a longtime lawyer at the firm Kirkland & Ellis, where he was a member of its global management team. He held senior positions at the Office of Management and Budget and the Transportation Department during President George W. Bush’s administration.
But Mr. Rosen’s lack of prosecutorial experience makes him a somewhat unusual choice, given that one of his main jobs will be to oversee the United States attorney’s offices, and the department’s national security division.
“All of the Justice Department’s national security and law enforcement components report directly to the deputy attorney general, so it’s helpful if that person has had past experience in those areas,” said Matthew S. Axelrod, who was the top aide to Sally Q. Yates, a deputy attorney general during the Obama administration.
While Mr. Barr largely sailed through his confirmation process, Democrats expressed concern about how he would handle the special counsel’s investigation and other inquiries by federal prosecutors in New York looking at Mr. Trump’s campaign, his business and his inaugural committee.
Democrats seized on the lengthy legal memo that Mr. Barr wrote in June for the Trump administration and shared with Mr. Trump’s outside legal team. It argued that the president wielded unchecked power to “start or stop a law enforcement proceeding,” and therefore Mr. Mueller should not be allowed to investigate whether Mr. Trump committed obstruction of justice by pressuring Mr. Comey to drop an investigation into a top aide.
And Mr. Barr resisted making any specific commitments or pledges to Democrats to make public Mr. Mueller’s final report, saying instead he would be as transparent as possible and obey all Justice Department regulations for special counsel investigations.
Those rules envision a report to the attorney general, who then sends a separate notification to Congress explaining that the investigation has ended.
Republicans said those assurances were sufficient. But Democrats were not satisfied.
“Everything that is my concern is in the memo, the 19-page memo he wrote five months before he was appointed,” said Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee. “To me, it was an invitation to be appointed with his support for the unitary executive and the all-powerful president.”B:
福彩生肖6十1开奖结果【高】【阳】【公】【主】【许】【久】【未】【见】【过】【皇】【后】【叶】【氏】【了】，【如】【今】【为】【了】【姜】【茜】【的】【事】【情】【求】【上】【门】【来】，【乍】【一】【见】【叶】【氏】【竟】【有】【些】【认】【不】【出】。 【凤】【仪】【宫】【中】【陈】【设】【华】【美】【稳】【重】，【多】【用】【宝】【蓝】、【绛】【紫】，【处】【处】【带】【着】【一】【位】【一】【国】【之】【母】【应】【有】【的】【大】【气】【和】【端】【庄】。 【殿】【中】【燃】【着】【瑞】【麟】【香】，【叫】【高】【阳】【公】【主】【胸】【上】【有】【些】【闷】【闷】【的】，【那】【香】【炉】【是】【鎏】【金】【麒】【麟】【样】【式】【的】，【一】【双】【兽】【眼】【镶】【嵌】【着】【黄】【色】【宝】【石】，【沉】【沉】【的】【盯】【着】【这】【大】【殿】【中】
【第】7**【章】【剿】【杀】 【秦】【初】【尘】【和】【牧】【子】【离】【开】【了】【大】【将】【军】【府】，【和】【几】【个】【氏】【族】【长】【一】【起】【边】【走】【边】【说】。 “【拓】【跋】【血】【月】【现】【在】【是】【气】【急】【败】【坏】，【肯】【定】【想】【要】【直】【接】【开】【战】，【我】【们】【必】【须】【先】【发】【制】【人】，【以】【他】【和】【破】【氏】【族】【长】【勾】【结】【的】【名】【义】，【率】【先】【向】【他】【开】【战】！”【秦】【初】【尘】【沉】【声】【道】。 【牧】【子】【微】【微】【点】【头】，【问】【道】：“【我】【们】【突】【袭】【哪】【一】【个】【氏】【族】？” “【鼎】【氏】【族】！” 【秦】【初】【尘】【想】【了】【想】
【说】【实】【话】，**【从】【来】【就】【没】【有】【把】【黑】【玫】【瑰】【放】【在】【心】【上】，【当】【做】【一】【回】【事】。 【自】【然】，【也】【就】【谈】【不】【上】【什】【么】【厌】【恶】【感】。 【一】【个】【自】【认】【为】【行】【侠】【仗】【义】、【劫】【富】【济】【贫】【的】【飞】【贼】，【又】【有】【点】【中】【年】【女】【人】【更】【年】【期】【的】【综】【合】【症】，【有】【时】【候】【的】【确】【挺】【遭】【人】【讨】【厌】【的】。 【但】【纵】【观】【在】【甘】【田】【镇】【的】【半】【年】【时】【间】，【虽】【然】【黑】【玫】【瑰】【对】**【恨】【得】【牙】【痒】【痒】，【但】【每】【次】【和】**【作】【对】，【吃】【亏】【的】【都】【是】【她】。 【她】
“【以】【后】【有】【事】【没】【事】，【你】【们】【这】【些】【人】，【千】【万】【不】【要】【得】【罪】【我】【们】【这】【种】【女】【孩】【子】，【别】【看】【着】【我】【们】【这】【一】【些】【人】【都】【是】【一】【副】【娇】【弱】【的】【样】【子】，【但】【是】【要】【乱】【吵】【起】【架】【来】，【你】【们】【这】【些】【人】【真】【的】【不】【是】【我】【们】【的】【对】【手】，【所】【以】【你】【要】【看】【清】【楚】【了】。” 【看】【清】【楚】，【看】【清】【楚】【什】【么】【呢】？ 【这】【个】【有】【什】【么】【看】【清】【楚】【的】，【还】【要】【看】【清】【楚】【什】【么】？ 【少】【年】【偏】【过】【头】【来】，【两】【只】【黑】【溜】【溜】【的】【眼】【珠】【子】，【一】【动】【不】【动】
【暗】【渊】【是】【什】【么】，【房】【小】【明】【还】【真】【的】【是】【一】【无】【所】【知】。 【除】【了】【在】【册】【子】【上】【有】【所】【提】【及】，【他】【从】【未】【在】【别】【的】【书】【上】【见】【过】，【更】【没】【听】【人】【说】【过】。 【便】【是】【那】【种】【神】【神】【鬼】【鬼】【的】【传】【说】【中】，【暗】【渊】【也】【从】【未】【有】【过】。 【但】【是】【暗】【渊】【的】【名】【字】，【却】【出】【现】【在】【罗】【浮】【生】【的】【口】【中】。 【房】【小】【明】【看】【向】【罗】【浮】【生】，【问】【道】：“【我】【能】【问】【一】【下】，【为】【什】【么】【叫】【大】【光】【明】【洞】【吗】？” 【罗】【浮】【生】【在】【房】【小】【明】【面】【前】【落】福彩生肖6十1开奖结果【几】【人】【吃】【得】【正】【酣】，【院】【门】【忽】【然】【被】【推】【开】【了】。 “【老】【远】【就】【嗅】【到】【了】【一】【股】【香】【气】，【本】【官】【还】【在】【疑】【惑】【是】【哪】【里】【传】【来】【的】，【循】【着】【味】【道】【过】【来】，【居】【然】【是】【仵】【作】【堂】！【你】【们】【今】【儿】【个】【晚】【上】【居】【然】【就】【在】【仵】【作】【堂】【解】【决】【晚】【餐】【了】……” 【赫】【连】【淳】【惊】【讶】【地】【看】【着】【院】【内】【围】【在】【一】【起】【的】【一】【桌】【人】，【低】【笑】【着】【开】【口】。 “【大】【人】！” 【大】【家】【赶】【紧】【起】【身】【来】，【唐】【心】【暖】【跟】【锦】【瑟】【说】，“【去】【给】【大】【人】【拿】
【听】【到】【杜】【哲】【疯】【狂】【的】【决】【定】【后】，【弗】【朗】【西】【斯】【瞬】【间】【气】【炸】【了】。 “【杜】【哲】，【恩】【里】【克】【发】【疯】【也】【就】【算】【了】，【他】【没】【有】【和】【特】【洛】【伊】【交】【过】【手】，【不】【知】【天】【高】【地】【厚】。【你】【为】【什】【么】【也】【要】【陪】【着】【他】【发】【疯】？” “【你】【忘】【了】【先】【前】【在】【刑】【场】【时】，【你】【被】【特】【洛】【伊】【一】【招】【击】【败】【了】【吗】？” “【你】【这】【是】【去】【白】【白】【送】【死】！” 【弗】【朗】【西】【斯】【气】【得】【脑】【瓜】【子】【生】【疼】，【他】【现】【在】【是】【宁】【愿】【自】【己】【去】【死】，【也】【不】【想】【让】【杜】
【昼】【萤】【心】【中】【突】【然】【明】【白】【了】，【她】【看】【着】【地】【上】【匍】【匐】【的】【人】，【心】【中】【一】【阵】【绞】【痛】，【不】【知】【道】【是】【同】【情】【还】【是】【因】【为】【南】【灼】【竟】【然】【是】【他】【的】【爱】【人】。 【就】【在】【昼】【萤】【出】【神】【的】【时】【候】，【机】【械】【音】【再】【次】【响】【起】，【【反】【派】【人】【物】【希】【郁】【与】【君】【子】【亦】【及】【顾】【景】【离】DNA【契】【合】【度】【达】【到】99.8％】 【！！！】 【昼】【萤】【感】【觉】【自】【己】【的】【脑】【袋】【像】【是】【炸】【开】【了】【一】【样】。 【她】【蹲】【下】【来】，【用】【手】【摸】【着】【希】【郁】【的】【脸】
【传】【法】【殿】【内】，【传】【出】【狂】【笑】，【世】【崇】【道】【人】【一】【张】【刻】【板】【的】【脸】，【居】【然】【笑】【得】【打】【抽】，【指】【着】【易】【凡】【道】：“【你】【小】【子】，【如】【若】【有】【代】【幽】【子】【师】【侄】【这】【般】【出】【息】，【也】【就】【不】【愁】【为】【你】【易】【家】【传】【宗】【接】【代】【了】。” 【易】【凡】【脸】【一】【黑】，【讪】【讪】【一】【笑】：“【师】【傅】，【您】【说】【笑】【了】。” 【世】【崇】【道】【人】【瞥】【了】【他】【一】【眼】，【哼】【哼】【的】【道】：“【说】【笑】？【代】【幽】【子】【师】【侄】【虽】【是】【第】【六】【代】【弟】【子】，【但】【名】【头】【却】【比】【一】【些】【五】【代】【弟】【子】【更】【大】
【余】【下】【的】【话】，【云】【想】【想】【不】【说】【了】，【意】【思】【很】【明】【显】，【没】【她】【啥】【事】【儿】【啊】。 【贺】【惟】【气】【得】【眼】【珠】【子】【都】【差】【点】【瞪】【出】【来】，【这】【个】【丫】【头】【能】【再】【懒】【一】【点】？ “【多】【少】【人】【做】【梦】【都】【想】【要】【去】【大】【殿】【堂】【的】【红】【地】【毯】【走】【一】【走】，【绞】【尽】【脑】【汁】【都】【去】【不】【了】，【你】【这】【是】【带】【着】【作】【品】【理】【直】【气】【壮】，【却】【不】【想】【去】？” 【不】【行】，【手】【更】【痒】【了】，【更】【想】【大】【人】【了】。 【云】【想】【想】【一】【点】【不】【觉】【得】【自】【己】【欠】【扁】：“【惟】【哥】【啊】，