A new report by the Justice Department's watchdog offices concludes former White House liaison Monica Goodling and former Chief of Staff D. Kyle Sampson violated federal law and DOJ policy by politicizing the hiring of career lawyers and immigration judges. In one such instance, Goodling blocked an expert candiate for a counterterrorism post, apparently due to his wife's Democratic ties. The post instead went to someone with no experience in that area. Former AG Alberto Gonzales says the report vindicates him.
Report: Ex-DOJ Officials Improperly Politicized Hiring, Broke Law
July 29, 2008