Bernie Kerik Under Grand Jury Investigation

A Bronx grand jury is investigating Bernie Kerik. You remember him -- at the suggestion of Rudy Giuliani, Bush nominated him for Homeland Security.

Ex-Mayor Rudy Giuliani - once mentioned as a possible head of the department - strongly lobbied the White House for his former driver, police commissioner and business partner.

"Rudy cashed in a chip on this one," said a White House source, who earlier this week predicted there was "no way" Kerik could land a cabinet-level job in the Bush administration.

He later withdrew his nomination after mutiple problems surfaced with the nomination.

Here are some of his current problems. Hopefully, this will come back to haunt Rudy as he prepares for a 2008 presidential bid.

More on Kerik in this long profile by New York Magazine, Tears of a Cop.

New York Magazine discusses Rudy's presidential aspirations in Rudy, We Hardly Knew Ye.

I've written a lot about Kerik's failed HSA nomination and his troubles, as well as about Rudy and Kerik. All are accessible here.

One of my favorites is this post about how one of Rudy's last feats as Mayor of New York was to re-name the Manhattan Detention Center. He changed it to the Bernard P. Kerik complex.

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