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Headed for a fight. In a sign that he does not intend to go quietly, Bloomberg reports that as of Friday Paul Wolfowitz has retained Robert Bennett, a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

Bennett represented Bill Clinton against sexual harrassment claims. In a telephone interview on Sunday he claimed that he's "handled hundreds of conflict of interest cases, and this is a 'nothing' case. The scandal has been created by people who oppose Wolfowitz". If he reads this morning's FT, he might conclude that that is...well... just about everybody.

Craigb, writing on Daily Kos, question this Wolfowitz move. "The big question here is Why does Wolfowitz believe he needs private counsel? He may be for a career change but there is no indication of ANYBODY wishing to push criminal/civil charges".

Jeff Powell ~ April 23, 2007

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