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Mukasey against prosecuting DOJ officials involved in hiring scandal
US Department of Justice (DOJ) officials accused of politicizing the hiring process will likely not face criminal prosecution, Attorney General Michael Mukasey told members of the American Bar Association on Tuesday. Mukasey criticized [prepared r (More)
DOJ report says officials applied politicized hiring practices
The US Justice Department Offices of Inspector General and Professional Responsibility concluded in a report issued Monday that department aides illegally made hiring decisions based on consideration of applicants' political and ideological be (More)
DOJ accused of impeding US Attorney firings probe: LA Times
US Office of Special Counsel (OSC) head Scott J. Bloch has accused the Department of Justice (DOJ) of impeding an investigation into the "politicization" of the DOJ under former US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales [official profile; JUR (More)
Former US AG Gonzales hires counsel as ethics probes continue
Former US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales [official profile; JURIST news archive] has hired an attorney as the DOJ and the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) continue their investigations into allegations that Gonzales may have perjured (More)
Gonzales resigns as US attorney general: NYT
The New York Times is reporting that US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales [official profile; JURIST news archive] has resigned from his post after months of controversy over the Justice Department's handling of the firings of eight US Attorneys (More)
Gonzales refuses to resign, promises to improve DOJ image
US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales [official profile; JURIST news archive] said Monday that he will stay at the Department of Justice (DOJ) to improve its damaged image. In prepared testimony released Monday, Gonzales said that he feels "ve (More)
Leahy flags questions for Gonzales ahead of Senate panel hearing
US Senate Judiciary Chairman Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) on Wednesday took the unusual step of sending Attorney General Alberto Gonzales [official profile; JURIST news archive] a letter listing 12 written questions that Leahy hopes Gonzales will (More)
McNulty denies key role in US Attorney firings, disputes Goodling testimony
Outgoing US Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty Thursday denied playing a key role in the controversial firings of at least eight US Attorneys in testimony before the House Judiciary Committee . McNulty disputed the testimony of former US Depar (More)
Top aide to Deputy AG McNulty resigns
Mike Elston, chief of staff to US Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty [official profile; JURIST news archive], announced his resignation Friday, making him the fifth Department of Justice (DOJ) official linked to the controversial firing of at leas (More)
DOJ investigating Gonzales-Goodling meeting on US Attorney firings
The US Department of Justice Office of Inspector General (OIG) and Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) confirmed in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday that an ongoing DOJ internal investigation into politicized hiring deci (More)