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Attorney General Mukasey

Bush Attorney General: Obama's Executive Orders Are Constitutional

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey, who served under President George W. Bush, said he finds Obama's executive orders "distasteful," but not unco...

Marc Mukasey, Son Of Michael Mukasey, May Run For NY Senate

New York Post | Maggie Haberman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Marc Mukasey, the son of Bush administration Attorney General Michael Mukasey, is mulling mounting a challenge to Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, ...

Mukasey Recuses Himself In Madoff Probe

AP | LARA JAKES JORDAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Michael Mukasey has recused himself from the Justice Department's investigation into Bernard L. Madoff, accused of...

Resetting the Table

Lynne Glasner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lynne Glasner

It's time to reset the table. There's much talk about lame duck Bush, but what about lame duck Congress?

Attorney General Mukasey Must Act To Address Police Brutality

Paul Peete | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paul Peete

America can no longer afford to wait for an Attorney General to be selected by the next president to address the breakdown in control over the nation's police departments' use of force policies.

Mukasey: Congress Must "Urgently" Delay Guantanamo Cases

Shayana Kadidal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shayana Kadidal

Mukasey's complaints and the accompanying proposals are another attempt to drag us into years of further legal challenges and delays in these cases. Let's take a look at them, one by one.

Mukasey: Fighting War On Terror Means Pushing To The Limits Of Law

Muckraked.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In describing the post-9/11 mindset at the Department of Justice which included the promotion of such methods as waterboarding during interrogations a...

Specter: Mukasey Is "Still Wearing His Robe"

Washington Post | Ben Pershing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) today accused the Bush administration of being overly obstinate on a range of controversial issues, expressing particular f...

Boston College Law School Won't Honor Mukasey

Boston Globe | Peter Schworm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Boston College Law School will not award its highest honor to US Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey at its May commencement amid sharp criticism from...

CIA: Waterboarding Used On Only 3 Detainees

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The CIA on three occasions shortly after the September 11 attacks used a widely condemned interrogation technique known as waterboarding, CIA Director...

Mukasey Still Refuses To Say If Waterboarding Is Illegal

AP | LARA JAKES JORDAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Tuesday he will refuse to publicly say whether the interrogation tactic known as waterboardin...

Attorney General Mukasey Still Won't Call Waterboarding Torture

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Throughout his October confirmation hearings, Attorney General Mike Mukasey denounced the use of torture, stating that it is "antithetical to what thi...

Torture Tape Probe Seen As Payback In FBI-CIA Rivalry

NY Times | Ariel Alexovich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Justice Department's criminal inquiry into the destruction of the Central Intelligence Agency interrogation tapes will be carried out largely by a...

Veteran Prosecutor Takes Over CIA Probe

Associated Press | Matt Apuzzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For the high-profile, politically charged investigation into the destruction of CIA interrogation videos, the Justice Department is turning to a low-p...

Will Thomas

Congressman Calls For Special Counsel Over CIA Tapes

HuffingtonPost.com | Will Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Someone call Patrick Fitzgerald. Today Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) sent a letter to Attorney General Mukasey requesting the immediate appointment of a speci...

Conyers, Kennedy Join Push For Special Prosecutor

TPMmuckraker | Paul Kiel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When news broke that the CIA had kept videotapes showing torture of detainees secret and then secretly destroyed them, Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) was fast ...

Max Follmer

Feinstein Faces Dem Censure After Backing Mukasey

HuffingtonPost.com | Max Follmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One day after voting to elevate a divisive conservative judge to the federal appeals court in New Orleans, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein was the pr...

Alberto Gonzales' Advice For Mukasey: "Follow The Law. That Was My Lodestar."

Thinkprogress.org | Amanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yesterday, former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales spoke at the Corpus Christi Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, giving his views on "immigration, educat...

Sen Leahy At Mukasey Hearing: "The Next Attorney General Has To Begin To Regain The Public Trust"

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Attorney General-designate Michael Mukasey on Wednesday pledged to strike a delicate balance between keeping the nation safe and protecting the civil ...

White House: Mukasey Can Hedge On Torture Questions

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House on Friday defended Attorney General-nominee Michael Mukasey's refusal to say whether he considers waterboarding a form of torture, say...

Mukasey: Bush Can Ignore Surveillance Law

Washington Post | Dan Eggen and Paul Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Attorney general nominee Michael B. Mukasey suggested today that the president could ignore federal surveillance law if it infringes on his constituti...

Mukasey Papers Cite Giuliani Friendship

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Attorney general nominee Michael B. Mukasey calls GOP presidential hopeful Rudolph W. Giuliani a "good friend" in new documents released by the Senate...

Gonzo Redux? Mukasey Tells Right-Wing Activists He Backs Gitmo, "Enhanced" Interrogation

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After president Bush settled on Michael Mukasey to be his next attorney general, White House officials were privately worried about how conservatives ...