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Exchange With Reporters

January 23, 1993

Oval Office

Q. How do you like your new office, Mr. President?

The President. I like it a lot. It's a wonderful office.

Q. Did you read the note that President Bush left for you?

The President. I did.

Q. What did that say?

The President. I think we should leave it between the two of us, but it was a very generous note and a very encouraging one.

Attorney General Nomination

Q. Mr. President, what are you doing in pursuit of a new nominee for the attorney generalship? How are you going about this?

The President. I did some work on it yesterday afternoon and had several extended conversations with people about potential nominees and gave my staff some instructions to go do some work on three or four folks.

Q. Three or four—men?

The President. Three or four people. [Laughter] I'm not going to say who—

Q. Have you talked to any prospective nominees directly?

Q. How's it gone so far?

The President. So far I've liked it very much.

Q. —surprises so far?

The President. We just got started, you know. I've got a lot—

Q. Will you be keeping Mr. Sessions on?

The President. I don't want to talk about—

President's Schedule

Q. What are you going to do for the rest of the day, Mr. President?

The President. Work.

Q. Not jogging?

The President. No, I'm going to go out for a jog later. And I'm going to do a little work, and I'm trying to get the house acclimated, get organized.

NOTE: The exchange began at 12:08 p.m. in the Oval Office at the White House. A tape was not available for verification of the content of this exchange.

William J. Clinton, Exchange With Reporters Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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