Former Attorney General staffer Monica Goodling and her cohorts had some pretty queer hiring practices.
A Department of Justice report confirmed today that Goodling, who worked as a White House liaison for A.G. Alberto Gonzales’ office, considered political affiliation, influence and sexuality when considering new hires:
Several witnesses provided credible testimony that one of the reasons for Goodling’s actions was the alleged sexual orientation of the AUSA.
We concluded that Goodling’s actions violated Department policy and federal law, and constituted misconduct.
In addition, we believe [Executive Office for the United States Attorneys Executive Director Michael] Battle should have raised concerns about Goodling’s actions. In this instance, Battle knew that Goodling had considered sexual orientation as a reason to deny the [Assistant U.S. Attorney] an extension of her EOUSA detail.
Sexuality wasn’t the only litmus test, of course. One man was rejected because his resume “appeared to be a liberal Democrat.”
There’s no word on whether the staffers will face charges, although some Congressional investigators may pursue perjury for the lies Goodling and others told during Congressional hearings.
Hear’s a PDF of the DOJ’s ruling, if you’re interested.
For the love of God, disbar that woman and give her some jail time.
What a shameful thing, lost amid many shameful episodes over the last 8 years.
This is a no brainer, I agree with The Milkman – Bill Clinton lost his law license for lying about questions he shouldhn’t have even been asked!
So Jaroslaw…do you agree with the Milkman?
I do, too.
All culpable parties should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Period. Not doing so sets a horrible precedent for the future.
HA HA Trenton 🙂 You know I didn’t submit three identical comments – there was some sort of system glitch. “WordPress” has a duplicate comment detector which obviously wasn’t working here! 🙂
I hope they hold up a while on the investigation. If we wait until there is a Democratic administration then there is a possibility that someone will actually do time. But the Bush administration will issue pardons for all their co-conspirators before leaving office.
Disbarment would be the least that should be done to this zombie product of Pat Robertson’s Skool-O-Law. (Apologies to zombies everywhere)
Get rid of the BIOTCH!
The nerve and she wasn’t even qualified for the position she had. Let alone not hiring Dems because they were Dems.
Another reason those DAMN RETHUGLICANS must Go!!!!!
And I agree with Good Buddy I agree with you.
Disbarment would serve good underling right. Why should they be allowed to practice law when they have no respect for the rule of law?
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