Internal watchdog says politics directed hiring at Justice Department

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

A report released Monday reveals the bold and illegal influence of politics in hiring practices at the Department of Justice. Justice's internal watchdog group charges that senior aides to then-Attorney General Alberto Gonzales used a variety of techniques to identify pro-Republican candidates and weed out the liberal ones. Former deputy attorney general Jamie Gorelick says it wasn't this way during the Clinton Administration.
Guest: Jamie Gorelick, partner at the law firm WilmerHale and former deputy attorney general in the Clinton administration

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