November 1, 2007

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MSNBC is reporting that according to an e-mail they received, Senators Diane Feinstein and Charles Schumer have caved and WILL vote for Michael Mukasey, President Bush's Attorney General nominee. Contact Feinstein and Schumer and tell them that a man who can't say if waterboarding is torture and believes the president is above the law is not an acceptable choice to lead the Department of Justice.

More from the Associated Press:

Sens. Charles Schumer and Diane Feinstein say they will vote for Attorney General-nominee Michael Mukasey, which likely gives him enough support to pass the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Their decision came shortly after the chairman of the committee, Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., announced he would vote against Mukasey, a former federal judge.

"This is an extremely difficult decision," Schumer said in a statement, adding that Mukasey "is not my ideal choice."

Glenn Greenwald:

It is absolutely the case that Mukasey is a True Believer in all of the most extreme positions of the Bush administration regarding presidential power. That has been clear from the beginning. It is why he was chosen. After all, as a federal judge, he ruled that the President has the power to detain American citizens on U.S. soil indefinitely without ever having to charge them with a crime -- a position he more or less repeated on the first day of his confirmation hearing.

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