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New Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall on Wednesday officially recused himself from an investigation of Gov. Robert Bentley. The recusal confirms that the attorney general's office is investigating the governor.

In a Wednesday afternoon statement, Marshall said he met with the Special Prosecutions Division of the Attorney General's Office concerning a possible investigation into Bentley and decided to recuse himself.

Former Montgomery County District Attorney Ellen Brooks was appointed to serve as the district attorney leading the Bentley investigation.
A friend of mine who knows Marshall told me that Marshall's a stand-up guy; refreshing to see that someone in Montgomery is doing the right thing.