Listen: Who is William Barr, Trump's pick to be the next attorney general?
"General attorney general once during George H W Bush who passed away this week's presidency. And served. Most people would not even remember he was Terri general. That's how no controversy surrounded him while he was in office during George H W Bush's term and James Comey FBI director famously fired by President Trump was asked today. What did he think about William bar taking this job here? And he says that he likes and respects Bill bar. He knows he's an institutionalists who cares about the integrity of the Justice department says he sure he'll use these standard career resources. He has to judge what he should be involved in what he should be involved with. So he's actually saying he's a pretty good pick. The problem here is that if you go back and look at what William Moore has been saying about the molar investigation. You can begin to see why the president might pick him to this job. By the way, he's sixty eight years old back in ninety one to ninety three us criticize the investigation echoing pretty much would Donald Trump said when he raised questions about molars team has made political donations to democratic campaigns bar said, quote, excuse me, in my view. Prosecutors make political contributions are identifying Shirley strong with a political party. And he said I would have liked to see more balance on this group. Now, you're it really doesn't matter. If you make political contributions or not it's not a matter of having to disclose this or not you're supposed to follow the law and the courts, whether you're an investigator. Who likes a democrat or Republican? You're not gonna get anywhere with the prosecution unless you have the facts and the evidence to back it up a court injury supports it. So this argument that well. Yeah. Some of these people may have been Democrats. Robert Muller is running the investigation. He's a lifelong Republican appointed originally to his job is FBI director by Republican. Wow. Now, here's the six degrees of separation comes in as you mentioned bar served as attorney general under president, George H W Bush, but in the early nineties he supervised Muller in his work as the head of the Justice Department's criminal division could be seen as any sort of a conflict. I don't think. So I mean, you know, this guy what you say in private life is. What's really funny is that the the people who are star complaining about bar saying, well, look what he said and private life. Well, it's the same thing that the president's complaining about these. Prosecutors look what they did in private life. They gave the Democrats here that should really have no bearing on whether you are following the law and James Comey seems to have confidence in it'd be okay. I think it's going to be a moot point by the time he gets confirmed into office, which will not be this month will be well into next year. And in the meantime, Robert Muller, the Russian investigation machine is is just chugging along with indictments and revelations by the hour. So he could be all done by the time. He gets into office. Yeah. He says he's to sources ABC saying that bars likely to accept the job if it's offered to him. He still has to be confirmed by the Senate will that be an easy easy thing to do Andy. Or you see that being an uphill battle. Republicans vote lockstep. Yes. They've got the votes to confirm anyone they want. They've got fifty three to forty seven majority. So it's every Republican votes. Yes. It really doesn't matter. What the Democrats say in the Senate also, and you touched on this a little bit too supported the president's firing of James, call me, and he's the one who wrote that op Ed piece in the Washington Post that Trump made the right move. So again could come back to haunt or create any sort of conflict. Andy. Well, we'll see, but he wrote the Toby sandbag the FBI leadership and engaging grave usurp shin of a sorority in handling the Clinton Email probe. It's amazing. The the FBI ended this Email investigation more than two years ago. And we're still talking about James Comey went up today to testify closed door session. In for house. Republicans who will lose the power to ask anyone to do this in about two weeks two or three weeks and publicly they've been saying we want to know what sparked this investigation into Donald Trump. Why why suddenly we you so interested in these Russian connections when we think that the evidence supporting it originally now not now because we know much more about it. But originally was pretty flimsy, according to Republicans and James Comey walks out of the session today and said, well, they pretty much just asked me about Hillary's Email ask anything else. And we saw were that way. Right. Thank gosh. Anywhere before we let you go. You just said the investigation is chugging along. And it is do you see any big progress or any big announcement by the end of two thousand eighteen or before the end of the year? Boy, I wish I had a crystal ball. This is this is an interesting nothing leaks out of the molar investigation. This is the most watertight ship of any investigation. I think we've seen in many many years here. He is the only way you ever hear from wherever Muller is a paper that's filed on a court usually late on a Friday afternoon. Which is why we are talking about this late on a Friday afternoon pretty much every week. Which is why we thank you for being our first guest as always. Eddie. Thank you get some sleep and on again. Are you to that is the great ABC news? Andy Field who is a tireless in his reporting. And we think time it's been a very long day for him on Capitol Hill. More after this on seven twenty WGN. Introducing the amazing iphone"