Mukasey Taps Prosecutor for Attorney Firings Case

Conn. official Dannehy could force likes of Rove to testify
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 29, 2008 1:08 PM CDT
Attorney General Michael Mukasey speaks at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, July 21, 2008.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Michael Mukasey appointed a special prosecutor today to look into the attorney firing scandal today, Reuters reports, after an internal investigation came up empty-handed. Many top witnesses, such as Karl Rove, didn’t cooperate, but could now be subpoenaed by Connecticut prosecutor Nora Dannehy.

Though Mukasey’s probe didn’t find enough evidence to recommend charges, it was scathing. “At a minimum, the process by which nine US Attorneys were removed in 2006 was haphazard, arbitrary and unprofessional,” the attorney general said.