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From the AP – A new Justice Department report concludes that politics illegally influenced the hiring of career prosecutors and immigration judges, and largely lays the blame on top aides to former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

The report describes how the Justice Department used Lexis-Nexis for politically vetting career employees. Look at page 25 for the section on the use of Internet research on candidates for DOJ positions and the top of page 26 for the specific Lexis-Nexis search string used for Attorney General appointments.

The Nexis search that DOJ White House liaisons ran on job candidates is pretty telling!

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