Posts Tagged ‘ gonzales ’

Holding Mr. Rove in Contempt

Sep 17th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Opinion

Congress’s investigation of the Justice Department is of the utmost importance. It now seems clear that the department, under Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, operated as a partisan political actor, using its prosecutorial authority to help the party in power win elections. That was a grave abuse, which undermined American democracy.

There Was Smoke — and Fire

Jul 30th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Opinion

The details of what the investigators discovered about the Justice Department’s hiring practices were appalling, and Attorney General Michael Mukasey’s response was disgracefully lukewarm. If he hopes to leave office with any sort of reputation for integrity, he needs to get serious about punishing this sort of wrongdoing.

Report Faults Aides in Hiring at Justice Dept.

Jul 29th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: United States

The report, prepared by the Justice Department’s inspector general and its internal ethics office, centered on the misconduct of a small circle of aides to Mr. Gonzales, including Monica Goodling, a former top adviser to the attorney general, and Kyle Sampson, his former chief of staff.