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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Breaking the Law is Not a Crime, says Mukasey

In the "So what else did you expect?" category of today's news, Atty. Gen. Mukasey announced he would not prosecute anyone for the politicization of his department under its former leadership. While paying lip service to condemning the now-proven practice of hiring only loyal Bushies at the Justice Department, Mukasey told the American Bar Association yesterday,

[N]ot every wrong, or even every violation of the law, is a crime. In this instance, the two joint reports found only violations of the civil service laws.

Oh, is that all, Mr. Mukasey? Civil servants charged with defending the laws merely violated their own civil service laws? I see. Nothing to worry about.

I eagerly await Representative Henry Waxman's (D-CA) next move.

8 comments:

USwest said...

I heard this morning that they will contact formerly dismissed (i.e. victimized) applicants and invite them to apply for open positions. Those who were hired by the biased process will not be dismissed since they "did not violate" the law.

two things: 1) So we will continue with an underqualified, biased justice department.
2) What formerly dismissed applicant in his right mind would accept a position in the current Justice department? That is no longer the prime position it once was.
What should happen is that all Justice Department employees who have been hired within the last 8 years should be requried to re-apply for their current jobs in a competitive process with the applicants who were rejected.

eiscremeluvr said...

I cannot wait to use 'not every violation of the law is a crime' the next time I'm pulled over. 'But the Attorney General said so!'

Bert Q. Slushbrow, Sr. said...

'But the Attorney General said so!' BZZZTTT ZAP!! goes the tazer shortly after uttering that sentence.

I wish (hope) that Waxman will be able to make something happen here but...

Raised By Republicans said...

Hey, does this mean that an Obama appointed AG can fire all the Republicans??? :-)

Dr. Strangelove said...

One would imagine an Obama-appointed AG could do as USWest proposes: require those Justice Department employees hired by Monica Gooding etc. to re-apply for their jobs in a genuinely competitive process.

The Law Talking Guy said...

The AG could also reprimand and demote.

SeattleGuy said...

I wonder if that means he's just going to release the Gitmo 'detainees'? Wouldn't that be special, to have the AG be consistent in his pontificated utterances.

The Law Talking Guy said...

Mukasey is obviously a political hack, just like Gonzalez, whose priority is protecting the Bush administration, not doing his job. This is totally shameful. This is reason # 956000 why we absolutely cannot elect another Republican to the White House. Put McCain in office and, after another four years, we'll be sliding to a total banana republic.