WATCH LIVE: Senators grill William Barr as confirmation hearings begin for Trump's attorney general nominee
Attorney General nominee William Bar. Image via screengrab.

Senators will question William Barr, President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Department of Justice, during the opening of his confirmation hearings.

The Senate Judiciary Committee will question Barr on a number of legal issues, but his views on special counsel Robert Mueller will likely take up a significant portion of the hearings.

The hearings are scheduled to begin Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.