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William Barr’s welcome pledge to protect Mueller

William Barr, President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Jan. 15, 2019. (Sarah Silbiger/The New York Times) XNYT77 XNYT77

At this critical point, with a rudderless Department of Justice as Mueller conducts one of the most consequential investigations in U.S. history, the best we can hope for is that Barr is true to his word.

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