Senator Dianne Feinstein says Trump’s Attorney General nominee William Barr must pledge in public to not interfere with the Mueller investigation.
The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee said Thursday that President Trump’s attorney general nominee, William Barr, assured her in private that he won’t interfere with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
But Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California said those same guarantees need to be made on the public record.
“I don’t take to the bank anything unless it is in the public sector and everyone can hear, and it’s on the record,” she told reporters after a brief meeting with Mr. Barr.
Ms. Feinstein didn’t disclose how she intends to vote during next week’s confirmation hearing saying that she wants Mr. Barr on the record before making a decision.
“The big question on my mind is ‘Will he leave Mueller alone?’ ” she said. “That means no interference, not budget control, no stoppage, nothing. And that is only going to get answered well in the public.”
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