Reference News Network reported on February 15 Foreign media said that the US Senate voted on February 14 local time, through the US President Trump's nomination for William Barr as the Minister of Justice.
According to Reuters reported on February 14, the Senate passed the appointment with 54 votes to 45 votes. A US Department of Justice spokesman said that Barr will be sworn in at 4:45 pm on February 14.
In addition, according to the Singapore Lianhe Zaobao website reported on February 15, the 68-year-old Barr held the same position in the late US President Bush.
In 2017, Barr strongly criticized Special Prosecutor Miller for his investigation into Tongmen. But last month, he said at the appointment hearing that if he became the Minister of Justice, he would allow Miller to complete the investigation of Tongmen, and disclose the results of the investigation as much as possible.
On December 7, 2018, Trump announced the nomination of Barr as the Minister of Justice to replace Sessions, who resigned in November 2018. Sessions has been repeatedly attacked by Trump for taking the initiative to evade the investigation of the Russian-Russian door.