The nomination now heads to the Senate floor, where Republicans have a 53-47 majority over Democrats and Democratic-caucusing independents.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski's office told Channel 2 Thursday that Murkowski intends to support Barr's confirmation when it goes to a vote of the full Senate, which could take place as soon as next Thursday, according to Roll Call.
"I appreciate what Mr. Whitaker has done, but I think the time has come for new leadership at the department". Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said before the vote. The Judiciary panel is set to vote on Barr's nomination Tuesday. Barr has said he will be as transparent as possible under Justice Department regulations and will make as much public as he can.
Barr criticised the investigation past year in a memo to the Justice Department, but he told the committee in confirmation hearings three weeks ago that he would allow Mueller to conclude his work and said he would make as much of his findings public as possible. "In fact, as part of our oversight responsibilities, Congress routinely requests, and receives, confidential information related to closed investigations".
Barr, though, will be inheriting the Justice Department at one of the most politically charged periods in its history, as special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's investigation seems to be nearing its end.
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Lawmakers have raised questions about a memo Barr wrote to Justice Department leaders questioning what he saw as the "fatally misconceived" theory of Trump obstructing justice that Mueller seemed to be exploring.
That view has alarmed Democrats, especially since the obstruction inquiry has been central to Mueller's overall investigation.
"I think we all have seen presidents, both Democrats and Republicans, appoint people who are in our judgment political hacks", Sen.
Among respondents to the poll, 48 percent say they believe Mr. Trump or his campaign colluded with Russian Federation during the 2016 election, including 87 percent of Democrats.
Some Democrats have also expressed concern that Barr won't be a check on the president who appointed him.
The Republican president has repeatedly criticized the investigation as a "witch hunt" and denies any collusion with Moscow.