Indecision Hampering Pick For No. 2 Spot in Justice Department

Who will replace ex-deputy David Ogden?
Who will replace ex-deputy David Ogden?
By Allan Lengel

Indecision in Washington? Hard to believe.

Washington Post columnist Al Kamen reports that there’s “still no decision on a deputy attorney general. Apparently the powers that be cannot agree on a candidate.”

“A new name has emerged, our colleague Carrie Johnson reports,” Kamen reports. “It’s American University law school professor Dan Marcus, a former Justice Department official and White House lawyer who also worked on the 9/11 Commission.”

Kamen said other candidates include: Acting Deputy Atttorney General Gary Grindler, Associate AG Tom Perrelli and Assistant AG for National Security David Kris.”

Deputy Attorney Gen. David Ogden stepped down earlier this year. Media reports said he was a poor fit for the job and created tension within the Justice Department.

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