Leahy Presses Mukasey on Unanswered Questions

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) told Attorney General Michael Mukasey today that he wants answers--roughly 300 of them.

Leahy today sent a letter to Mukasey protesting that Department of Justice (DoJ) employees--including Mukasey himself--have failed to answer over 300 of the committee's written questions submitted to DoJ employees after they testified at committee hearings examining the department.

Leahy said he wants responses to all outstanding, unanswered questions sent to the committee before the 110th Congress adjourns. That includes answers from Mukasey to questions posed after a July 9 oversight hearing.

"I trust that you understand how these unanswered questions compromise this Committee