I met CHARLES RUFF on the telephone. I called him because an independent counsel was pursuing my dearest friend. He freely lent his counsel for months. He didn't know my friend or me; he helped because I asked. That was Chuck--stranger or friend, if you needed help, he offered all he had. When the President needed a new counsel, he knew Chuck's reputation as a brilliant lawyer who was committed to serving his community. That he quietly helped someone he didn't know, however, told the President everything he needed to know about Chuck's soul.

Chuck inspired all of us to do...

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