U.S. Senate panel approves Trump attorney general nominee

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved President Donald Trump‘s attorney general nominee, William Barr, and sent him on to the full Senate for a final confirmation vote.

The committee voted along party lines. Republicans praised Barr as well qualified, while Democrats who voted against him said they were concerned he might not make public the findings from Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s Russia investigation.

(Reporting by Andy Sullivan; Editing by Doina Chiacu)