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Continued: New ATF chief considered giving up the fight during bruising confirmation process

  • Article by: RANDY FURST , Star Tribune
  • Last update: September 21, 2013 - 10:25 PM

His term will expire when Obama’s term ends. “I know the clock is ticking,” he said. “There is a lot to do and a renewed sense of urgency for me and the folks that work full-time to get it done.”

In the meantime, Minneapolis attorney Andy Luger is undergoing background checks before Obama formally nominates him to replace Jones as U.S. attorney in Minnesota.

“It’s been a privilege to be a U.S. attorney again,” Jones said with a smile. “And I won’t be back for a third time. … I promise. Andy’s going to do just great once he’s nominated.”

 

Staff writer Abby Simons contributed to this report. Randy Furst • 612-673-4224

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