AP Interview: Top Justice prosecutor Bre

AP Interview: Top Justice prosecutor Breuer quits
Associated Press

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2011, file photo, Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Crime and Terrorism subcommittee hearing on the controversial “Fast and Furious” gunrunning program in which the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives facilitated the transfer of guns to violent drug cartels in Mexico. In a final response to his critics, Breuer is defending his record on a pair of the defining issues of his four-year tenure _ the absence of prosecutions against Wall Street executives and his conduct in the controversy over a botched arms-trafficking investigation in Arizona. Breuer addressed the issues Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, in announcing he is stepping down after running a Justice Department division with 440 attorneys, a $174 million annual budget and a mandate to bring wrongdoers to account in some of the nation's most high-profile criminal cases. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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