Chickens Come Home to Roost: Bradley J. Schlozman
by: avahome, standingup and roxy
Over the past couple of years ePluribus Media researchers and writers have published many stories about the DOJ, including several biographical pieces on the main villans. Watchers of the DOJ drama have been anticipating a report on the hiring practices of the Bush/Gonzales Justice Department. The long-awaited report has finally been released.
As you will remember, Mr. Schlozman was the "appointment" to replace Todd Graves as US Attiorney in W. Missouri. This appointment was the ultimate "reward" for his shenanigans that played a major role in politicization of the Department of Justice. While at the DOJ, he actively promoted the Republican's unusual brand of "voter rights" for which he received promotions to positions of greater authority.
The hill.com reports
Report slams politicized hiring process at DoJ
The report stems from 2007 congressional investigations into allegations about the politicization of the Justice Department during the Bush administration. The probes led to the resignation of former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales after bruising testimony before the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, as well as the departure of more than a dozen senior officials.
The WaPo weighs in on the story:
Over three years in which he controlled employment decisions, Schlozman favored young conservatives for entry-level jobs, transferred those he called "right-thinking Americans" into top assignments and instructed colleagues that "adherents of Mao's little red book need not apply," according to e-mails cited in the report. Authorities analyzed 112 career hires during Schlozman's tenure and determined that "virtually all" of the lawyers whose political affiliations were known at the time had ties to Republicans or conservative legal groups.
The full report [70 page PDF] can be found on the Department of Justice website. For the complete picture and your additional reading pleasure, here is the link to the report issued on June 24, 2008. [110 page PDF]
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Image Credit Wikipedia-Bradley J. Schlozman