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Rep. King: New White House Counsel Brought In To Protect...ACORN!

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As evidence, King cites how Bauer, as Obama campaign counsel in the 2008 election, had sent a letter to the Justice Department objecting to Republican efforts against ACORN.

This also comes a few days after another King press release in which he alleged that the resignation of White House communications director Anita Dunn -- Bauer's wife -- was connected to the aforementioned investigation against ACORN in Louisiana.

So King previously seemed to be implying that Dunn was leaving in a hurry because of an ACORN scandal -- and now says that Bauer is coming in because of the same ACORN matter.