The resignation of McNulty is other of the parade of justice officials who have resigned over the last 2 – 3 months. Alberto is doing a great job (injecting as much sacrasm as I can) but it looks as if Alberto just continued policies that were started under John Ashcroft.
Alberto Gonzales’ official statement on the resignation is here. Don’t look for anything thoughtful or insightful. Alberto’s shallow words of praise were very predicable.
Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty said Monday he will resign, becoming the highest-ranking Bush administration casualty in the furor over the firing of U.S. attorneys.
McNulty, who has served 18 months as the Justice Department’s second-in-command, announced his plans at a closed-door meeting of U.S. attorneys in San Antonio. He told them he would remain at the department until late summer or until the Senate approves a successor, aides said.
He also sent a one-page letter of resignation to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, whose own job has been put in jeopardy by the firings and their aftermath. (more…)