Attorney General Russert Quotes in Shooter (2007)
Attorney General Russert Quotes:
Attorney General Russert: Colonel, your moral compass is so fucked up, I'll be shocked if you manage to find your way back to the parking lot.
Colonel Isaac Johnson: What the hell am I doing here? You've got nothing on me. I'm covered. Call the Joint Chief.
Attorney General Russert: That won't be necessary, Colonel, as I have already received no less than a dozen calls from highly-ranked and powerfully-placed individuals telling me to let you go. But the joy of checks and balances in our government is that I can, and am, indeed, required by law, to tell them to fuck off.
[after Swaggert has proven his innocence, yet Col Johnson has escaped charges for his crimes]
Attorney General Russert: For the record, I don't like the way this turned out any more than you do, but this is the world we live in and justice does not always prevail. It's not the Wild West where you can clean up the streets with a gun... even though sometimes that's exactly what's needed. Bob Lee Swaggert, you're free to go.
Attorney General Russert: Unshackle the sergeant.
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