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Bob Bennett, the real-life Olivia Pope of ‘Scandal’

This publicity image released by ABC shows Kerry Washington is in scene from Kerry Washington, playing Olivia Pope in “Scandal.” (AP Photo/ABC, Eric McCandless)

Washington super-lawyer Bob Bennett might not rock a white pantsuit like Olivia Pope, the protagonist of the ABC show “Scandal,” but he could just be the city’s closest thing to a real-life version of the fictional “fixer”.

Our colleague Ben Terris has a great profile Thursday of the attorney-to-the-stars:

“His job description, too, is essentially a frumpier version of the [“Scandal"] one: work the city he knows best to try to keep his clients from having to go to court but spend countless hours preparing for the day he won’t be able to avoid it.”

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Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.



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