Former Attorney General William Barr says Trump considered withdrawing his nomination


WASHINGTON — William Barr, who served as attorney general during the second half of the Trump administration, says in a new book that former President Donald Trump considered dumping him before he was even confirmed.

Offering a sharply critical view of his former boss in the book, “One Damn Thing After Another,” Barr describes his relationship with Trump as far more tempestuous than it appeared from the outside. 

Barr testified at his Senate confirmation hearing that he would do nothing to interfere in Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation of the Trump campaign and praised Mueller for a distinguished record in public service.

During a break in the hearing, Barr says, an aide reported that the president was furious with him for being “too nice” about Mueller and was considering withdrawing Barr’s nomination.

In an interview with NBC News’ Lester Holt, to be…

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