Meet William Barr: What you need to know about the possible once and future attorney general

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President Donald Trump is reportedly considering tapping William Barr to head up the Justice Department. 

His nomination could have major implications for special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference.

Here’s what you need to know about the man who could potentially be the next attorney general. 

Read more: Trump is reportedly looking to nominate George H.W. Bush’s former attorney general to head up the Justice Department

William Barr, 68, is a Republican lawyer who previously served as attorney general under former President George H.W. Bush from 1991 to 1993.

Barr was born in New York City and is Roman Catholic. He attended Columbia University, receiving his bachelor’s degree in government in 1971 and a master’s degree in government and Chinese studies in 1973.

He worked at the CIA as an analyst and assistant legislative counsel and studied law at night at George Washington University in Washington, DC, graduating in 1977.

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