Judge Sullivan added one item to Attorney General Mukasey’s to-do list before cleaning out his desk, according to this report from BLT.
U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan this afternoon ordered Mukasey to prepare a declaration, with his signature, that addresses questions about how the government handled the whistleblower complaint filed last month in the Ted Stevens case.
Sullivan gave a deadline of noon Friday, leaving prosecutors and a throng of reporters stunned at the afternoon hearing in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. “This is the most important thing on his desk right now,” Sullivan declared. “I want the declaration of the attorney general before he leaves office.”