Posts Tagged ‘ justice department ’

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.



A New Rush to Spy

Aug 23rd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Opinion

The F.B.I. has a long history of abusing its authority to spy on domestic groups, including civil rights and anti-war activists, and there is a real danger that the new rules would revive those dark days. Clearly, the Bush administration cannot be trusted to get the balance between law enforcement and civil liberties right.



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.