Mukasey has already stymied efforts at making the Bush administration accountable, not enforcing Congressional subpoenas, squashing investigations and now this latest outrage;
Mukasey Won’t Pursue Charges in Hiring Inquiry
By ERIC LICHTBLAU @ NYT
Published: August 12, 2008
Attorney General Michael Mukasey on Tuesday rejected the idea of criminally prosecuting former Justice Department employees who improperly used political litmus tests in hiring decisions, saying he had already taken strong internal steps in response to a “painful” episode.
“Where there is enough evidence to charge someone with a crime, we vigorously prosecute,” he said. “But not every wrong, or even every violation of the law, is a crime,” he said. As the inspector general’s report acknowledged, the hiring violations were such a case, because the wrongdoing violated federal civil service law, but not criminal law, he said.
Let me get this straight, you can break a law but not break it.
How the fuck does that work Einstein?
It gets better here;
“That does not mean, as some people have suggested, that those officials who were found by the joint reports to have committed misconduct have suffered no consequences,” Mr. Mukasey said. “Far from it. The officials most directly implicated in the misconduct left the Department to the accompaniment of substantial negative publicity.
“Their misconduct has now been laid bare by the Justice Department for all to see,” he continued. “As a general matter in such cases, where disciplinary referrals are appropriate, they are made. To put it in concrete terms, I doubt that anyone in this room would want to trade places with any of those people.”
Ouch, the pain, the humiliation, THE FUCKING CONSEQUENCES OF BREAKING THE LAW,
"substantial negative publicity"
Kiss my ass.
There should be severe penalties from these actions and the bastard is sweeping it under the rug, all the while Miers, Bolten and Rove are ignoring Congressional subpoenas demanding further testimony into the investigation of just who in the fuck gave the OK for this illegal activity in the first place!
That weasel Gonzales is still out there too, hiding behind his faulty memory excuse.
This is pure horseshit, obstruction of justice by the biggest attorney in our country, who swore an oath to uphold the Constitution.
You can bet your ass we haven't heard the end of this shit and Mukasey should be cooling his heels in jail for obstruction and dereliction of duty, not to mention conspiracy.