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Michael Mukasey, President Bush’s choice to be the next attorney general, would fire any Justice official who receives a call from a politician and does not report it to higher-ups, one of his chief Senate patrons said Tuesday.

“Judge Mukasey told me he would implement a rule where if any politician calls the Justice Department regarding a specific case, that call must be referred to one or two specifically designated officials in the department,” said Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. “If the person doesn’t refer the call, they’re out of a job. I asked if that applies to U.S. Attorneys, and Judge Mukasey said absolutely.”

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