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“Identify the individuals who don’t understand what it means to be a part of the Department of Justice—to have as the principal goal every day to do what is right as opposed to doing what is politic. It shouldn’t be very hard. And that kind of leadership has its impact all the way down to the prosecutor in the courtroom in San Diego, Phoenix, and Bismarck. It’s the kind of leadership that career prosecutors want.”

Read an extended interview with Paul Charlton about the Bush legacy here.

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