FEBRUARY 02 2008

Hide and Seek With the Justice Department
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Hide and Seek With the Justice Department
Scott Horton of Harper's

...But there are plenty of other points that suggest that Mukasey the
reformer has given way to an attorney who sees his role as a criminal
defense lawyer, protecting the White House and its abuses at all
costs.

....But Michael Mukasey the attorney general appears to see his role
in simpler and suspiciously clientist terms, namely as the implementer
of Bush Administration policy—he seems reluctant to advocate any
revisiting of that policy. The positions he laid out in the last two
months on press issues reflect straight-line continuity with his
predecessors, and a confrontational attitude towards the press.
Where, we can ask, is the independent First Amendment advocate
Michael Mukasey who was once a friend to the Fourth Estate?


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