2. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:
"So I'll be going to Kansas City. We'll be traveling to Missouri. I'm making a speech on law enforcement, very important subject. I want to confirm that Bill Barr, one of the most respected jurists in the country, highly respected lawyer, former attorney general under the Bush administration, a terrific man, a terrific person, a brilliant man. I did not know him for, until recently when I went through the process of looking at people. And, he was my first choice from day one. Respected by Republicans and respected by Democrats. He will be nominated for the United States attorney general and hopefully that process will go very quickly and I think it will go very quickly and I've seen very good things about him, even over the last day or so when people thought that it might be Bill Barr. So Bill Barr, will be nominated for the United States Attorney General position. I think he will serve with great distinction. I also want to inform you that Heather Nauert, somebody that we know very well who's done a great job at the as well as working with Mike Pompeo and others over at the State Department, Heather Nauert will be nominated, she's going to work with Nikki Haley to replace Nikki at the United Nations. She'll be ambassador to the United Nations. She's very talented very smart, very quick and I think she's going to be respected by all. So Heather Nauert will be nominated for the Ambassador to the United Nations. Those are two very big ones, I have another one for tomorrow that I'm going to be announcing at the Army Navy game. I can give you a little hint, it will have to do with the Joint Chiefs of Staff and succession and I look forward to telling you and I'll see you later. I'll see you in Kansas."
3. Mid, Trump getting into Marine One
4. Pan, Jared Kushner and acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker walking to Marine One
US President Donald Trump says he will nominate William Barr, former President George H.W. Bush's attorney general, to serve in the same role.
Trump made the announcement while departing the White House for a trip to Missouri Friday.
Trump says that Barr is "a terrific man" and "one of the most respected jurists in the country" and says, "I think he will serve with great distinction."
He also says Barr was his "first choice from Day One."
If confirmed by the Senate, Barr would succeed Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who was forced out by Trump in November. Sessions' chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker, is currently serving as acting attorney general.
Trump also says he'll nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
Trump describes Nauert to reporters as "very talented" and "very smart."
Nauert is to replace Nikki Haley, the former South Carolina governor who announced in October that she would step down as ambassador at the end of this year.
Nauert is a former Fox News Channel reporter who had little foreign policy experience before becoming State Department spokeswoman. If confirmed by the Senate, she would be a leading administration voice on Trump's foreign policy.
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