Bush-era leader of the Justice Department, as his next attorney general, sources told Fox News.
Those close to Trump are divided over the choice: One source close to the White House told Fox News that Barr would be a bad choice, saying “Barr could be worse than Jeff Sessions."
The president then named Matthew Whitaker, who was chief of staff to Sessions, acting attorney general.
Prior to serving under Bush as attorney general, Barr was deputy attorney general and led the Office of Legal Counsel.
Democrats have cried foul over the appointment of Whitaker, who now oversees Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, as acting attorney general.