September 28, 2008

As Murray Waas wrote about yesterday, Attorney General Michael Mukasey, acting on the guidance of the DoJ Inspector General, has decided to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the USA firing scandal. Unfortunately, there will be no grand jury for Gonzo.

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Bloomberg:

Attorney General Michael Mukasey named a special prosecutor to investigate possible crimes arising from the Bush administration's firing of nine U.S. attorneys.

An internal Justice Department review of the dismissals recommended the appointment today after finding there was a possibility officials made false statements, obstructed justice or committed wire fraud. The report said the matter warranted further investigation by an attorney who has the ability to compel witnesses to cooperate.

"The Justice Department has an obligation to the American people to pursue this case wherever the facts and the law require,'' Mukasey said in a statement.

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