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Attorney General Barr, Only Weeks Into Job, Makes A Mark Under The Spotlight

William Barr has garnered headlines over the special counsel investigation, but he also has been at the center of several other big story lines in Washington.

Attorney General William Barr has been on the job for just 10 weeks but in the short time he's led the Justice Department, he's already managed to put his stamp on the place.

In the long run, Barr's tenure may be judged by his handling of the special counsel report on Russian election interference — a performance that a book reviewer at The New York Times recently likened to a "velvet fog."

The attorney general picked up the leitmotif used by President Trump all along in the

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