In Depth: Michael Mukasey
President George W. Bush nominated retired federal judge Michael Mukasey, left, as his new Attorney General, Sept. 17, 2007, at the White House.
President George W. Bush nominated retired federal judge Michael Mukasey as his new Attorney General, Sept. 17, 2007, at the White House.
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Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey told skeptical senators today that it is "not an easy question' to determine whether waterboarding constitutes illegal torture under U.S. law, but he said there is no need to provide a clear answer because the tactic is no longer employed by the CIA.
VIDEO | President Bush, seeking to avert a possible confirmation fight over a more partisan candidate, chooses retired federal judge Michael B. Mukasey Monday to replace Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
Mukasey Had Been Overseer Finalist: Attorney General Withdrew His Name After Nomination (Post, January 30, 2008, Page D01)
Bush Ushers in Mukasey, Defends Gonzales (Post, November 14, 2007; 2:08 PM)
Senate Confirms Mukasey By 53-40 : Historically Low Tally for New Attorney General (Post, November 9, 2007, Page A01)
Mukasey Bid Survives Division on Senate Panel (Post, November 7, 2007, Page A03)
Bush Backs Attorney General Nominee (Post, November 1, 2007; 5:49 PM)
Two More Democrats To Oppose Mukasey: White House Says Justice Pick Will Still Be Confirmed (Post, November 1, 2007, Page A03)
Mukasey Losing Democrats' Backing: Nominee Unsure If Waterboarding Breaks Torture Law (Post, October 31, 2007, Page A01)
On Day 2, Democrats See Change In Mukasey: Nominee Endorses President's Positions (Post, October 19, 2007, Page A01)
Mukasey Vows Not to Bow to Political Power (Post, October 18, 2007, Page A01)
Next Stop: Nirvana (By Dana Milbank, October 18, 2007, Page A02)
Justice Dept.'s Focus Has Shifted: Terror, Immigration Are Current Priorities (Post, October 17, 2007, Page A01)
Leahy Set to Schedule Hearings on Mukasey: Demand for White House Papers Dropped (Post, October 4, 2007, Page A03)
Mukasey Papers Cite Giuliani Friendship: Nominee Recused Himself From Cases (Post, October 3, 2007, Page A04)
Rulings by Mukasey Are Called Conservative, Fair (Post, September 21, 2007, Page A03)
With Justice Pick, Bush Hopes to Avoid a Fight (Post, September 18, 2007, Page A01)
A Conservative Record, But Not in Lock Step (Post, September 18, 2007, Page A01)
Judge Grants 'Combatant' Access to an Attorney (Post, December 5, 2002, Page A01)
N.Y. Bomb Plotters Sentenced to Long Terms: Sheik Gets Life (Post, January 18, 1996, Page A3)

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