WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Friday that he plans to nominate William Barr for attorney general, and confirmed reports that former Fox News anchor Heather Nauert is his pick to replace Nikki Haley as U.N. ambassador.

If confirmed by the Senate, it would be Barr's second stint as head of the Justice Department. He served as attorney general from 1991 to 1993 under the late former President George H.W. Bush.

Barr would succeed former attorney general Jeff Sessions, who resigned under pressure in November.