U.S. attorney’s office: What now?

Late last week, the Wall Street Journal had an idea: clean out the office. (reg. required).

The blog, Minnesota Lawyer, has called attention to the leaking of information as a reason not to rush to pick an internal candidate.

“The other thing that concerns me deeply is that a person or persons in the office leaked highly sensitive personnel information over the Internet, including selected details of a retaliation and a discrimination complaint. This leaking was done in a manner to stoke the negative media coverage and to compromise Paulose’s ability to effectively carry out her job. The divulging of this personnel-related information was not only clearly in violation of Department of Justice policy, but threatened the integrity of the investigative process for those complaints. I think people working in a public office have to follow the rules – if we learned anything from the Gonzales era it should be that.”

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