US President George W Bush will name retired federal court judge Michael Mukasey as his pick for attorney general, the Washington Post reported Monday.
If approved by the opposition Democrat-controlled Senate, Mukasey would replace Alberto Gonzales in the top job at the US Justice Department.
Gonzalez officially stepped down Friday, though he announced his resignation in August after months under siege amid controversies including political motives in the firing of nine US attorneys, the veracity of Gonzeles' testimony to Congress and his work on torture policies as a White House lawyer before becoming attorney general.
The Post described Mukasey as a law-and-order conservative who is likely to meet little resistance in the Senate, where the centre-left majority was girding for a confrontation if the conservative Bush were to offer a nominee who was more ideological or politically tied to the White House.
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