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James Cole to Take Key Administration Post

dojPresident Barack Obama on Friday made an announcement about his intention to nominate James M. Cole as deputy attorney general for the Department of Justice.

“James brings with him exceptional experience, both as a lawyer in private practice and as a government official with over a decade of service at the Department of Justice,” Obama said.

Cole will be replacing David Ogden, who gave notice he was leaving the department back in December. Cole worked at the Department of Justice for 13 years before he moved into private law practice. During his last three years at the Department, he was the deputy chief of the Criminal Division’s Public Integrity Section.

Obama is confident in Cole’s ability in this post and said, “The American people will be well served by his integrity and commitment to the law. I’m grateful he’s agreed to take on this important role, and I look forward to working with him.”

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