“When asked, "If you had been in President Clinton's place would you have resigned?"
"If I had been in the president's place I would not have gotten the chance to resign. I would have been lying in a pool of my own blood, looking up, and listening to my wife ask, 'How do you reload this son of a bitch'?"”
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“[But, when asked by Tillamook County Deputy District Attorney Brian Erickson about threats he allegedly made, Painter replied,] Absolutely not. I told them I need that radio; go get that radio. ... This is (expletive); let's get out of here.”
“We asked him to find the culprits, but the president replied wisely that if he started a purge in the security structures without finding out the facts, it would be a direct step toward destroying the whole system.”