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John Ashcroft a Hero: Fuhgitaboutit.

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Josh Marshall sets the record straight.

James Comey's startling testimony earlier this week stunned much of the political world, but for many of us on the left, there was one point that was particularly hard to digest: in this dramatic tale, John Ashcroft was (gulp) something of a hero.

Peter Baker and Susan Schmidt report today that the revelations are leading some observers to reconsider the former Attorney General in a new light.

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This is, after all, the same Ashcroft who relentlessly pushed some of the most dangerous provisions of the Patriot Act, endorsed torture, made poor choices, showed bizarre priorities, suffered crushing defeats at the Supreme Court, issued highly dubious terrorist threat warnings, fought with Congress over documents to which lawmakers were legally entitled, and may have even fibbed in his testimony to the 9/11 Commission. And that's not even including the "Spirit of Justice" incident.

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