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Eli Lake

Clinton's Former Prosecutor Endorses Her for President

Michael Chertoff hasn't always been the Clintons' biggest fan. But he doesn't want to see a President Trump.
Chertoff has come around.

Chertoff has come around.

Photographer: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Twenty years ago, Michael Chertoff was near the top of the Clintons’ enemy list. He was the lead Republican counsel on the Senate Whitewater Committee, one of the first of many congressional investigations into Hillary Clinton.

Clinton later cast the only vote in the Senate against him when he was nominated in 2001 to head the Justice Department’s criminal division. She was also the lone no vote against Chertoff in 2003, when he was nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the third circuit.