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News – Cleansing Bush

Ex-officer: Bush file’s details caused concern By Dave Moniz and Jim Drinkard, USA TODAY

As Texas Gov. George W. Bush prepared to run for president in the late 1990s, top-ranking Texas National Guard officers and Bush advisers discussed ways to limit the release of potentially embarrassing details from Bush’s military records…

A second former Texas Guard official, who spoke only on condition of anonymity, was told by a participant that commanders and Bush advisers were particularly worried about mentions in the records of arrests of Bush before he joined the National Guard in 1968…

…he overheard conversations in which superiors discussed “cleansing” the file of damaging information.

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