Barr says Trump asked him for no promises

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general will tell senators that Trump didn’t seek any assurances or promises before nominating him.

That’s according to William Barr’s prepared remarks, obtained by The Associated Press ahead of his confirmation hearing Tuesday.

Trump had complained that his first attorney general, Jeff Sessions, did not protect him from the Russia investigation. Lawmakers want assurances that Barr will be impartial and allow special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation to continue.

Barr said Trump “sought no assurances, promises, or commitments from me of any kind, either express or implied, and I have not given him any”, other than a promise to run the department with integrity.