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. (Read more US attorney firings stories.)