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.
Trump fired an AG for allowing an investigation of him
His nominee, Barr, says he’ll ignore ethics officials if he feels like it
Barr wrote an unsolicited memo criticizing the Mueller investigation
Now Barr’s son-in-law is being reassigned to the White House Counsel’s office
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) February 14, 2019