Skip to comments.Justice Dept.'s Hiring Tactics Illegal, Report Says (And guess who NPR runs to for a quote)
Posted on 07/28/2008 1:18:28 PM PDT by dirtboy
An internal Justice Department investigation released Monday has concluded that senior officials broke the law by hiring immigration and other officials based on partisan considerations. The report issued by the inspector general and the Office of Professional Responsibility culminates an investigation that lasted more than a year, stemming from the firing of seven U.S. attorneys in one day in 2006.
The report focuses on some of the senior officials in the circle of former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Specifically, the report names senior counselor and White House liaison Monica Goodling and Gonzales' chief of staff, Kyle Sampson. Both have left the department. Another official, John Nowacki, still works at the Justice Department, and the report recommends disciplining him for knowingly issuing false press statements.
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"This is the way you ruin a really stellar government agency," former Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick, who served during the Clinton administration, told NPR. "The credibility of the Department of Justice depends on the American people understanding and believing that the process for administration of justice is completely nonpartisan, and when you undermine that, you grievously harm the American people."
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Or, only a little off topic, “the wall”.
Jamie Gorelick, the Zsa Zsa Gabor of the Clinton Administration.
........ because that's who was hired.
The drumbeat of Republican transgressions, real or imagined, will continue until November. Might as well get used to it.