Attorney General-designate Michael Mukasey told Senate Democrats on Tuesday exactly what they want to hear: that he'd be willing to say "no" to the White House and review the administration's eavesdropping and interrogation techniques. Two of the administration's most ardent critics emerged from the meetings on the eve of Mukasey's confirmation hearings showering praise on the nominee and predicting easy and quick Senate approval.
Winning Over Some Democrats, Mukasey Says He'd Run an Independent DOJ
The Associated Press
October 17, 2007