"I've seen very good things about him even over the last day or so, when people thought it might be Bill Barr [as the nominee]", the president said.
Barr, a former attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, has been emerging this week as a consensus candidate to succeed Jeff Sessions as attorney general, two sources familiar with Trump's thinking told CNN on Thursday.
While he has an extremely conservative record, Barr would also bring to the role seasoned experience and is well regarded in the legal community.
Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, a Texas Republican who sits on the Judiciary Committee, called Barr an "interesting pick". Whitaker, who has not been confirmed by the Senate, drew headlines for his prior criticism of the special counsel investigation into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.
Democrats won't be encouraged to learn that he expressed support for Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey and recommended further investigation of Democrat Hillary Clinton. "(Barr) may be the kind of person who would be easier to confirm".
"To the extent it is not pursuing these matters, the department is abdicating its responsibility", he said.
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Barr has worked in the private sector since serving as attorney general from 1991 to 1993, retiring from Verizon Communications (VZ.N) in 2008.
"I think getting the next nominee confirmed is going to be a little bit of a challenge", he said.
Barr also said James Comey's firing was "understandable" and that he "crossed a basic line" and "transgressed" in his role as Federal Bureau of Investigation director.
It is unclear how Barr views that investigation.
"In my view, prosecutors who make political contributions are identifying fairly strongly with a political party", Barr told the Post in July. I was happy that GTE's conduct of the litigation was considerably more aggressive than that of other similarly situated carriers who were also required to share their facilities and equipment with new competitors under the Act.
He's also written that Trump was right to fire Comey as well as former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates.
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The slide in bond yields, which affect interest rates on mortgages and other consumer loans, weighed on bank stocks. Brent crude, the worldwide standard, added 0.6 percent to close at $62.08 per barrel in London.
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The U.S. sees Huawei and smaller Chinese tech suppliers as possible fronts for Chinese spying and as commercial competitors. The government cited concerns over Huawei's close ties to the Chinese government, arguing this made it a security risk.
That decision - whether to join or withdraw from this kind of litigation - has been one for the attorney general and governor. As part of the package passed early Wednesday morning, Republicans codified work requirements for some Medicaid recipients.
An Apple exec last week told CNET that the iPhone XR was the " most popular iPhone each and every day since it became available ". Mention must be made that all the latest models like iPhone XS, XS Max and XR are not eligible for $29 replacement batteries.
He added: "She's excellent, she's been with us a long time, she's been a supporter for a long time, really - excellent". Nauert has kept close ties to the West Wing and is seen by the president as more inclined to defend him on the job.
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