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Trump sends mixed signals with new nominees for attorney general and UN envoy

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Friday picked an establishment Republican with a polished legal career to lead the Justice Department and a political loyalist and brash media personality to represent the U.S. at the United Nations, underlining the political tensions in a White House scrambling for a reset.

Trump said he will nominate William "Bill" Barr to serve as attorney general, putting the white-shoe lawyer back atop the Justice Department that he led under President George H.W. Bush in the early 1990s.

If confirmed, Barr would take over supervision of the special counsel investigation into Russian meddling that has shadowed Trump's tenure. Barr has criticized the probe, suggesting that it is partisan in nature because some of the prosecutors under Robert S. Mueller III, a Republican, had contributed to Democrats.

Trump also said he will nominate Heather Nauert, a former Fox News anchor who has been State Department spokeswoman since April 2017, as U.S.

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