July 9, 2008 6:47 PM

Mukasey denies politics at Justice, surprising Democrats

Attorney General Michael Mukasey, who took office after months of scandal over the dismissal of nine U.S. attorneys for what they said were political reasons, told Congress Wednesday that he had found no widespread politicization within the Justice Department. His testimony drew sharp criticism from Democrats, who accused him of ignoring a larger pattern they said the U.S. attorneys' firings had uncovered.

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