McNulty to Resign From DOJ

Justice Department insiders use the term "freefall" to describe the agency's present state. Falling today is Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty.

McNulty, who has served 18 months as the Justice Department's second-in-command, announced his plans [to reisgn] at a closed-door meeting of U.S. attorneys in San Antonio. He told them he would remain at the department until late summer or until the Senate approves a successor, aides said. ...

McNulty has been considering leaving for months, and aides said he never intended to serve more than two years as deputy attorney general. But his ultimate decision to step down, the aides said, was hastened by anger at being linked to the prosecutors' purge that Congress is investigating to determine if eight U.S. attorneys were fired for political reasons. ... McNulty also irked Gonzales by testifying in February that at least one of the fired prosecutors was ordered to make way for a protege of Karl Rove, President Bush's chief political adviser.

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    not to mention ... (5.00 / 1) (#9)
    by Sailor on Tue May 15, 2007 at 12:31:21 PM EST
    ... it's illegal to have a party loyaly test for civil service jobs, and illegal to suppress investigations or bribe USAs to suppress investigations using a $1.5Mil signing buonus from the same firm that represents the person she was investigating.

    DA (1.00 / 1) (#5)
    by jimakaPPJ on Mon May 14, 2007 at 11:16:31 PM EST
    Probably because they are disgusted with having to deal with the piles of shi* the Demos have been tossing their way, and the nonense they are seeing from the MSM.

    And your next exceedingly dumb question is????

    yadda yadda dude

    McNulty's successor (none / 0) (#1)
    by RobertSchacht on Mon May 14, 2007 at 06:15:51 PM EST
    McNulty's successor requires Senate confirmation?
    Oh, Joy!!! The Democrats need to be careful with this, because whoever succeeds McNulty may wind up as AG before too long, if only in an acting capacity.

    Nice powerplay by McNulty. He's telling Rove as well as Gonzales, "You can't fire me; I'm already gone!", which frees McNulty to do whatever he thinks is right, rather than kissing Rove's backside every day.  And when Gonzales comes whining, he can tell Gonzo where to shove it. Nice move.

    Bob in HI

    Hell, I'd leave too! (none / 0) (#2)
    by profmarcus on Mon May 14, 2007 at 06:55:47 PM EST
    get the hell out, paul... no reason whatsoever to stick around and watch your idiot boss try to hang on to HIS job even though he's completely ineffective, abysmally incompetent, and a fool to boot... as you say, you've got better things to do with you life... keep an eye out for another invite to testify, however...

    p.s. ya gotta love the line - stay "until the senate approves his successor..." now THAT'S gonna be a show...!

    And, yes, I DO take it personally

    et al (none / 0) (#3)
    by jimakaPPJ on Mon May 14, 2007 at 10:27:48 PM EST
    So, where's the crime? I still haven't seen one.

    This remains politics. All politics. The Demos had best be able to find someone guilty of something, or else they are going to look foolish when all is said and done.

    In the meantime, the Demos have been able to disupt DOJ just like they have disrupted the war...

    Way to go guys!!!

    Self-disruption in both cases. n/t (none / 0) (#12)
    by JSN on Tue May 15, 2007 at 02:10:31 PM EST
    DA (none / 0) (#7)
    by jimakaPPJ on Tue May 15, 2007 at 08:25:18 AM EST
    The issue is crime, not politics...

    yadda yadda

    sailor/Da (none / 0) (#10)
    by jimakaPPJ on Tue May 15, 2007 at 01:20:51 PM EST
    When a crime is actually charged and an indictment handed down, trial held and person convicted,  let me know.

    In the meantime, it is all politics...

    Why doesn't the Demos attack the Dept of the Interior....... there's no doubt The Bush WH caused the Army Corp to screw up the leveess....