Sunday, September 16, 2007

Bush Picks New Attorney General?

It looks that way:

President Bush has found a new nominee for attorney general: Michael B. Mukasey, a retired federal judge from New York, and plans to make the announcement on Monday, the Associated Press is reporting.
The White House tonight is neither confirming nor commenting on the report, a senior administration official says.
If confirmed by the Senate – and the selection could be tailored to ensure that – Mukasey could replace Alberto Gonzales, the friend and confidant of the president who has resigned amid controversy surrounding the Justice Department’s firings of several federal prosecutors and handling of secret terrorist surveillance.
Mukasey has handled terrorist cases in the courts and apparently has the support of some influential Democrats in the Senate, making it unlikely that Bush will face a fight.

via The Chicago Tribune's The Swamp