Former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates praised special counsel Robert Mueller, calling him "distinctively apolitical" and "the inverse image" of President Donald Trump.
Yates made her comments in a profile she wrote on Mueller, who made the list of Time's most influential people.
"Distinctly apolitical, he confounds those who can't comprehend a person driven by his all too uncommon values: honor, integrity, humility, service," she wrote. "He is the inverse image of the man he would ultimately come to investigate."
She noted he an earned the Purple Heart and Bronze Star while fighting in Vietnam.
"Soldier, prosecutor, FBI director, and when our country needed someone to untangle Russian election interference, he served again," Yates wrote. "Taking daily incoming fire, he neither flinched nor retaliated. He just did his job. For Mueller, it's always about the work, and never about him.
"Mueller uttered not a single public word. And when he finished, he called it as he saw it. He did his duty."
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