Is Gonzales, Santa Claus, as compared to Mukasey?
On Nov. 11, 2004, President Bush nominated Roberto Gonzales—a full blooded Mexican—for the position of Attorney General of the U.S.
U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey
Officials like George W. Bush want those in, minding the shop, that won't mind the shop, but will protect officials when they commit illegal acts, going after citizens that want ethics in government.
"The Department has determined that the non-compliance by Mr. Bolten and Ms. Miers with the Judiciary Committee subpoenas did not constitute a crime, and therefore the Department will not bring the congressional contempt citations before a grand jury or take any other action to prosecute Mr. Bolten or Ms. Miers," Mukasey said in a letter to Pelosi.
The Democratic-led House of Representatives voted 223-32 earlier this month, with most of President George W. Bush's fellow Republicans abstaining, to pursue legal action against Bolten and Miers for failing to provide documents and appear at a hearing.
In doing so, the House also authorized its Judiciary Committee to go to court to file suit to enforce the subpoenas.
White House spokesman Tony Fratto said if the Democrats choose to move forward, a federal judge would likely turn down the case. [more]