Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey was tapped to revitalize morale and restore integrity to a Justice Department purportedly lacking both. He is a measured man with a dignified restraint. Thus, when he decides to hit, his hits land harder.
Mukasey today hits the Justice Department over the dismissal of the New Black Panther case, the racialist scandal that isn’t going away despite the work and wishes of Holder loyalists.
In an interview with Family Security Matters, Mukasey says:
“I think the handling of the New Black Panther Party case is something that seems deeply disturbing, and warrants either a full explanation, or a serious outside inquiry, possibly from Congress, or both. Two members of the New Black Panther party were seen intimidating voters outside a poll in Philadelphia during the 2008 election, and a case against them resulted in a decision for the government, which the defendants did not contest. A witness to the intimidation who had served as a highly civil rights lawyer at the Justice Department in the 1960’s, Bartle Bull, said that the defendants’ conduct was the most blatant kind of intimidation he had ever seen, including what he witnessed in Mississippi in the 1960’s.”
Mukasey helped restore integrity to the DOJ once before. Perhaps Mukasey will be available again in January 2013 because now the DOJ really needs some integrity restored.