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Republicans Block Cole's Deputy AG Nomination

Law360 (December 23, 2010, 3:49 PM EST) -- U.S. Senate Republicans have derailed Bryan Cave LLP partner James M. Cole's nomination for deputy attorney general, with a late push for unanimous consent failing due to concerns over the nominee's ties to American International Group Inc.

Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., effectively killed Cole's nomination Wednesday evening with his objection just before the Senate adjourned its session.

"The Department of Justice is well aware of some issues that have been raised by the intelligence community, particularly the Senate Intelligence Committee, with respect to this nominee. Therefore,...
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