Nominee Michael Mukasey reassured senators Wednesday that he would revisit controversial legal decisions at the Justice Department and would try to strike a balance between fundamental civil rights and administration policies if he's confirmed as the next attorney general. Mukasey strongly denounced DOJ memos authorizing the use of physical abuse on terrorism suspects, calling one of them "worse than a sin." And he pledged that there would be no room for politics at the Justice Department under his watch.
At Confirmation Hearings, Mukasey Denounces DOJ Memos, Partisan Politics
October 18, 2007