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Associate Attorney General Robert McCallum, No. 3 at the Justice Department, has long been viewed as a Bush loyalist. While former Attorney General John Ashcroft often pushed his own agenda and former Deputy Attorney General James Comey clashed with the administration over warrantless eavesdropping and the Valerie Plame leak case, McCallum was known as a man who looked out for the White House. On March 10, that loyalty was rewarded when President George W. Bush announced his intention to name McCallum ambassador to Australia. So, who’s next in line for the associate’s job? The early short-list is headed by Peter Keisler, the assistant attorney general of the Civil Division and a former law clerk to Judge Robert Bork. Also mentioned by those familiar with DOJ’s leadership: Philip Perry, the general counsel at the Department of Homeland Security and the son-in-law of Vice President Dick Cheney; and Raul Yanes, the general counsel at the White House’s Office of Management and Budget and a former counselor to Alberto Gonzales at the White House and in the attorney general’s office. Meanwhile, the DOJ announced former Ashcroft aide Chuck Rosenberg was appointed interim U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia.
Jason McLure can be contacted at [email protected].

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