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White House predicts Wolfowitz will keep his job

World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz speaks at a news conference at the International Monetary Fund headquarters building in Washington, April 12, 2007. The White House on Friday underscored its support for Wolfowitz and predicted he would survive an ethics scandal involving promotions given to his girlfriend. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Friday underscored its support for World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz and predicted he would survive an ethics scandal involving promotions given to his girlfriend.

“The president has full confidence in Paul Wolfowitz,” White House spokeswoman Dana Perino told a news briefing. “We expect him to remain as World Bank president.”

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