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US senator seeks prosecutor vs ex-Justice official

US senator seeks prosecutor vs ex-Justice official

A powerful U.S. senator wants the Justice Department to enlist a new prosecutor to investigate whether a former Justice Department official lied to the senator in sworn testimony.
An internal inquiry found Bradley Schlozman, who once led the agency's civil rights division, wrongly considered political outlooks when making personnel decisions and misled Congress when the senator, Charles Schumer, asked about it in 2007.
The Democratic senator noted that a prosecutor reviewed the case and chose not to press charges. Schumer called the decision "confounding."
Schumer is asking outgoing Attorney General Michael Mukasey to refer the case to Nora Dannehy, a federal prosecutor who already is investigating the firing of her colleagues.


Updated : 2021-07-25 02:38 GMT+08:00