Attorney General Michael Mukasey has said he will not prosecute his predecessor’s aides for politicizing the Justice Department. Mukasey said the officials’ violations were “disturbing,” but not crimes.
Los Angeles Times:
Atty. Gen. Michael B. Mukasey said Tuesday that the Justice Department had no plans to bring criminal charges in connection with hiring abuses that took place under his predecessor, Alberto R. Gonzales.
Mukasey said the findings in two recent reports by Inspector General Glenn A. Fine—that a group of influential Gonzales aides considered politics and ideology in hiring career employees and summer interns—were “disturbing.”
The aides violated civil service laws and department regulations, Mukasey said, but they did not commit crimes that could send them to jail.