Calm in The Eye of the Storm

Poindexter feels he kept the President properly informed

Last November he resigned under pressure as National Security Adviser. In early March he had to step down from the three-star rank of vice admiral to the two-star status of rear admiral when he became the Navy's director of long-term planning (a new three-star job would have required congressional confirmation, an impossibility now). Sometime in mid-June, he will face what, for a man of his reclusive temperament, might seem the worst ordeal of all: testifying before television cameras for the congressional select committees investigating Iranscam. And though he will be granted limited immunity, there is still a possibility that Independent Counsel...

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