Off The Hook…

Justice Department staffers who screened prospective hires for political affiliation and, at times, sexual orientation, will not face criminal charges. Said Attorney General Michael Mukasey: In this instance, the two joint reports found only violations of the civil service laws… There was a failure of supervision by senior officials in the department. And there was a failure on the part of some employees to cry foul when they were aware, or should have been aware, of problems.” [AP]