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Breaking: Bush Appointees Attempted To Thwart US Attorney Probe

Murray Waas has a breaking story on his site about the US Attorney's scandal: A report to be made public tomorrow morning by the Justice Department d

Murray Waas has a breaking story on his site about the US Attorney's scandal:

A report to be made public tomorrow morning by the Justice Department detailing findings of its investigation into the firings of nine U.S. attorneys will say that the efforts of investigators were severely stymied in large part by the lack of cooperation by some Bush administration officials and others outside the Department, according to sources who have seen the report.

The investigation was conducted jointly by the Justice Department's Inspector General (IG) and the Department's Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR.) Both of those internal watchdogs have no potential prosecutorial power, but can make recommendations that career prosecutors take up their work after they finish their final report. It is unclear whether Attorney General Michael Mukasey will do so...read on

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