Mark Boudreau : I am not working for Russians! I thought Bauer was a traitor! I thought he was here to assassinate you. The Russians have been pushing us for four years to turn him over to them. So, yes, I... I... I forged your signature on the rendition order. I thought I was killing two birds with one stone.
President James Heller : I can't believe what you're telling me.
Mark Boudreau : Sir, as long as Jack Bauer is free, he is our political liability. I was trying to turn him into an asset. I was doing my job.
President James Heller : Your job?
Mark Boudreau : Mr. President, don't be so naïve. My job is to keep your hands clean. That means mine get dirty. I had no idea Anatol Stolnavich was working with Cheng.