President Bush, seeking to avoid a possible confirmation fight over a fiercely partisan candidate, chose retired federal judge Michael B. Mukasey on Monday to replace Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Democrats said Bush made a wise choice and raised no immediate objections. As chief judge of the busy U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Mukasey had presided over high-profile terrorism cases. The president urged the Senate to quickly confirm Mukasey.
President Bush Chooses Retired Federal Judge Mukasey for Attorney General
The Associated Press
September 18, 2007