New AG William Barr Won’t Recuse From Mueller Probe

CBS News reports:

Attorney General William Barr will not be recusing himself from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing Russia probe, citing advisement from “senior career ethics officials,” according to the Department of Justice. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who is expected to be leaving his post in the coming weeks, will continue to serve as a “liaison” to the investigation.

Barr’s move to not recuse himself is likely to sit well with President Trump, who repeatedly and publicly chastised his former Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his recusal from the investigation. Before Sessions’ departure from the administration, Mr. Trump said Sessions “never took control” of the DOJ and suggested he could have fired Sessions several times over.