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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

(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.

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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.)

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