Top law students were rejected for plum Justice Department jobs two years ago because of their liberal leanings or objections to Bush administration politics, a government report concluded Tuesday. Even senior DOJ officials flinched at what appeared to be hiring decisions based, improperly and illegally, on politics, according to the internal report, which marked the culmination of a yearlong investigation into whether Republican politics drove hiring polices at the once fiercely independent department.
Internal Report Says DOJ Rejected Top Job Candidates for Political Reasons
The Associated Press
June 25, 2008