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Trump AG pick says he's discussed Mueller probe with Pence

Trump AG pick says he's discussed Mueller probe with Pence

President Donald Trump's pick for attorney general, William Barr, says Vice President Mike Pence is among the officials with whom he has discussed the special counsel's Russia investigation.

Barr said in written responses to Senate questions made available Monday that he and Pence have had occasional conversations since the spring of 2017 on matters including policy and personnel. Some of those conversations included "general discussion of the Special Counsel's investigation in which I gave my views on such matters as Bob Mueller's high integrity and various media reports."

"In these conversations, I did not provide legal advice, nor, to the best of my...

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