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White House Says Lawyer in Cobell Deal Recused on Administration Conflicts; Facts Contradict


WASHINGTON – Attempting to quash concerns that the $3.4 billion Cobell settlement is tainted by a conflict of interest and other ethical problems, the White House says that one of the high-profile lawyers representing the Indian plaintiffs and class members in the deal recused himself on issues related to the Cobell Indian trust case while he was working for the Obama administration’s transition team in late-2008.

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