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Giuliani Monday: "If I Have The Same Degree Of Success And Failure As President...This Country Will Be In Great Shape"

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Former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani said yesterday that the crime-fighting successes of the disgraced former police commissioner, Bernard B. Kerik, outweighed his legal problems, and added that "if I have the same degree of success and failure as president of the United States, this country will be in great shape."

In an interview with The Associated Press in New Hampshire, Mr. Giuliani said that he had erred in not thoroughly vetting Mr. Kerik, who is now under a federal investigation for accepting free renovations while he was working for Mr. Giuliani from a construction firm suspected of having links to organized crime. But Mr. Giuliani said that Mr. Kerik's wrongdoing did not diminish what he had accomplished for the city.

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