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U.S. Senate committee delays vote on Trump's attorney general pick

U.S. Senate committee delays vote on Trump's attorney general pick
FILE PHOTO: William Barr testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination to be attorney general of the United States on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo -
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By Andy Sullivan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday postponed a vote on President Donald Trump's attorney general nominee, William Barr, as Democrats expressed concern that he might not make public a final report on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe.

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, the committee's chairman, said a vote to send Barr to the full Senate for a confirmation vote would be delayed, along with other nominees being considered by the committee.

The vote will now take place on February 5, according to a Democratic aide.

(Reporting by Andy Sullivan and Makini Brice; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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