Monday, May 14, 2007

Throw the Deputy Off the Train

CNN: Number 2 Official at Justice Resigning

Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty, the No. 2 official at the Justice Department, has resigned, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales announced Monday.

McNulty cited personal reasons for his resignation, which he said will be effective at an unspecified date in late summer.

.......His resignation comes amid a controversy over the department's firing of eight U.S. attorneys last year, a move that has sparked a firestorm on Capitol Hill. He was one of the key figures in meetings and discussions about the shakeup, and investigators from the House and Senate Judiciary committees grilled him for more than eight hours in April.

I guess they're still trying to save Alberto by throwing McNulty under the bus. He should be able to hit the ground running though, I understand there will probably be an opening at the World Bank soon.

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