News outlets are reporting that William Barr, a long time GOP stalwart, is the leading candidate to be Trump’s choice for Attorney General. This means that Matthew G. Whitaker, a controversial candidate at best, will remain only the “acting” AG until Barr is confirmed.
However, confirmation may take long months, during which period Whitaker will remain in charge of the Department of Justice.
Barr is described as an old-school Republican conservative who, never the less, supports Trump. Apparently, Barr’s background may make it easier for him to be accepted by moderate Republicans and the DOJ itself.