Trump’s AG pick faces ‘further questions’ of independence after his son-in-law takes White House job: Ethics watchdog
Attorney General Bill Barr (Photo: Screen capture)

President Donald Trump's nominee for Attorney General is facing fresh scrutiny only days before the Senate votes on his confirmation, CNN reported Wednesday.


Citing two officials, CNN reported, "Tyler McGaughey, the husband of Barr's youngest daughter, has been detailed from the powerful US attorney's office in Alexandria, Virginia, to the White House counsel's office."

CNN added, "the kind of work he'll be handling at the White House is not public knowledge."

Watchdog Walter Shaub, the former director of the Office of Government Ethics, said McGaughey's move to the White House was "concerning."

"That's troubling because it raises further questions about Barr's independence," Shaub explained.

Shaub explained further on Twitter.