Bush nominates retired federal judge as top US law enforcement official

September 17, 2007 16:48

US President George W. Bush, averting a possible lengthy confirmation fight with a more partisan candidate, nominated Michael B. Mukasey on Monday to replace Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. "Judge Mukasey is clear-eyed about the threat our nation faces," Bush said. If confirmed by the Senate as the top US law enforcement official, Mukasey, a retired federal judge who has handled terrorism cases for more than a decade, will become Bush's third attorney general. Bush said that as chief judge of a busy US District Court in New York, Mukasey presided over high-profile national security cases. "He knows what it takes to fight this war effectively and he knows how to do it in a manner consistent with our laws and our Constitution," Bush said, standing next Mukasey at the White House.

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