The Justice Department's inspector general is reportedly
investigating whether Monica Goodling inappropriately considered political affiliation when hiring entry-level assistant U.S. attorneys.
So now seems like a good time to recall a story
I ran two weeks ago about Bradley Schlozman, who was then the second in command
at the department's Civil Rights Division. A former Justice Department lawyer, Ty Clevenger, says that Schlozman asked him whether a potential applicant was a Republican before deciding whether to interview him.
And where does Schlozman work now? After a controversial
stint as U.S. Attorney for Kansas City, he now works
in the Executive Office of United States Attorneys. Salon
has quoted a former senior Justice Department official as saying that Schlozman was "one of Gonzales' guys."
What Schlozman allegedly did is against the law. So is anyone investigating that?