Report Confirms Gonzales’ Hands Clean, Says Rep

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July 28, 2008 1:04 p.m.

From the WSJ.com‘s Law Blog:

White & Cases’s George Terwilliger, who’s repping Gonzo, said in a statement: “The report makes two important points regarding former Attorney General Gonzales. First, the investigation found that former Attorney General Gonzales was not involved in or aware of the politicized hiring practices of staffers. Second, when he became aware of the problems he moved to correct them. It’s simply not possible for any cabinet officer to be completely aware of and micromanage the activities of staffers, particularly where they don’t inform him of what’s going on.”

. . . For his part, Gonzo said in a statement: “Political considerations should play no part in the hiring of career officials at the Department of Justice. I am gratified that the efforts I initiated to address this issue have now been affirmed and augmented by this report. I agree with the report’s recommendations.”

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