01/22/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Bush Official Backs Obama's AG Nominee

A former Bush administration official who prosecuted fugitive financier Marc Rich is supporting the attorney general candidacy of Eric Holder -- the man who helped Rich win a controversial presidential pardon.

Former Deputy Attorney General James Comey, who refused to certify the Bush administration's domestic surveillance program, said Holder's involvement in the Rich case was a "huge misjudgment" but that Holder nonetheless "has the institutional knowledge, humility and integrity to be a fine attorney general."

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