New attorney general meets with senior staff, is briefed on security issues; public swearing-in expected soon
Pedro Ruz Gutierrez
Michael Mukasey wasted little time.
Just hours after the Senate voted 53-40 to confirm him as the nation's 81st attorney general late in the evening on Thursday, he reported to work.
Reflecting the urgency to have a new leader in a key Cabinet position, Mukasey flew in from New York City on Friday and arrived at Main Justice after 3 p.m.